In Rohinton Mistry’s drama about a Parsi family in Bombay, a painful past and a present deception combine to unravel the ties of affection.

Growing increasingly cantankerous and frail, 79-year-old widower Nariman goes to live with his daughter, setting in motion a series of events that do nothing to relieve growing family conflict. Interwoven in the struggles and dramas of his characters is Mistry’s vibrant portrait of contemporary Bombay, with its religious divides and economic difficulties.

The Man Booker Prize 2002
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Faber & Faber
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Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry

About the Author

Rohinton Mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a collection of short stories.
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Other nominated books by Rohinton Mistry

A Fine Balance
Such a Long Journey