Rohinton Mistry’s first novel is set in Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh.

Such a Long Journey tells the story of Dr Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and the peculiar way in which conflict impinges on his life and that of his family. His dreams and aspirations are quite modest, but when circumstances conspire to deny him even these humble expectations, he finds it hard to accept that he cannot make things happen the way he wants them to. As the novel unfolds, he discovers that there are other, much larger, forces at play in this world.

The Booker Prize 1991
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Rohinton Mistry

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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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