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Family Matters

Rohinton Mistry

‘One of the finest novels that most of us will ever read.’ Irish Times

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Nariman Vakeel is a seventy-nine-year-old Parsi widower beset by Parkinson’s disease and haunted by memories of the past. He lives with his two middle-aged step-children. When Nariman’s illness is compunded by a broken ankle, he’s forced to take up residence with his daughter Roxana, her husband Yezad and their two young sons. This new responsibility for Yezad, who is already besieged by financial worries, proves too much and pushes him into a scheme of deception – with devastating consequences.

Wise and compassionate, Family Matters has all the richness, the gentle humour and the narrative sweep that have earned Rohinton Mistry the highest accolades.

‘It is rare to discover a novel in which the characters are so well drawn that you feel wrapped up in their problems, rather than just privy to them.’ Independent on Sunday

‘A brilliant novel from one of India’s finest living novelists.’ Observer


Rohinton Mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag. His first novel, Such a Long Journey, won the Governor General’s Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, and the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. It was made into an…

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