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The Resource Family matters, Rohinton Mistry

Family matters, Rohinton Mistry

Label
Family matters
Title
Family matters
Statement of responsibility
Rohinton Mistry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rohinton Mistry's enthralling novel is at once a domestic drama and an intently observed portrait of present-day Bombay in all its vitality and corruption. At the age of seventy-nine, Nariman Vakeel, already suffering from Parkinson's disease, breaks an ankle and finds himself wholly dependent on his family. His step-children, Coomy and Jal, have a spacious apartment (in the inaptly named Chateau Felicity), but are too squeamish and resentful to tend to his physical needs. Nariman must now turn to his younger daughter, Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two sons, who share a small, crowded home. Their decision will test not only their material resources but, in surprising ways, all their tolerance, compassion, integrity, and faith. Sweeping and intimate, tragic and mirthful, Family Matters is a work of enormous emotional power
Summary
This story centres on a 79-year-old Parsi widower named Nariman who lives with his stepson and stepdaughter. Nariman's wife died many years before, leaving behind the two children from her first marriage and the daughter, Roxanna, they had together.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2003.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards, MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction, 2003.
  • Kiriyama Prize for Fiction, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069034
Cataloging source
CWR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mistry, Rohinton
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Parent and adult child
  • Apartment houses
  • Mumbai (India)
  • Stepfamilies
  • Older men
  • Apartment houses
  • Older men
  • Parent and adult child
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Stepfamilies
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Family matters, Rohinton Mistry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53619912
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780375703423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)53619912
Label
Family matters, Rohinton Mistry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53619912
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780375703423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)53619912

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