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Manju Kapur

Manju Kapur’s classic novel, Home, in a stunning repackage – the tender and funny story of family life across three generations of Delhi shopkeepers.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571260652
Date Published
18.11.2010
Delivery
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Summary

When their traditional business – selling saris – is increasingly sidelined by the new fashion for jeans and stitched salwar kameez, the Banwari Lal family must adapt. But instead of branching out, the sons remain apprenticed to the struggling shop and the daughters are confined to the family home. As envy and suspicion grip parents and children alike, the need for escape – whether through illicit love or in the making of pickles or the search for education – becomes ever stronger.

Very human and hugely engaging, Home is a masterful novel of the acts of kindness, compromise and secrecy that lie at the heart of every family.

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Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. Her first, Difficult Daughters, won the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia Section) and was a number one bestseller in India. Her second novel A Married Woman was called ‘fluent and witty’ in the Independent, while her third, Home, was described as ‘glistening with detail and emotional acuity’ in the Sunday Times.…

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