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New Meetup: Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry and Indian Potluck

From: Emlyn C.
Sent on: Monday, April 20, 2009 1:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Ann Arbor Classics Book Group!

What: Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry and Indian Potluck

When: June 7,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $1.00 per person

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: This meetup is a joint event with one of my other groups, Little India in Ann Arbor ( The novel "Family Matters" by Rohinton Mistry is a gripping work by a contemporary Indian author. wrote this review of the novel:

"Set during the 1990s in an overcrowded and politically corrupt Bombay, Rohinton Mistry's">Mistry's Family Matters depicts a family being torn apart by lies, love, and its unresolved demons of the past. Nariman Vakeel is an aging patriarch whose advancing Parkinson's disease and its related complications threaten to destroy his large Parsi family. When Nariman breaks his ankle and becomes bedridden, his two stepchildren turn his care over to their half-sister, Roxanne, who lives in a two-room flat with her husband and two sons. What follows is each character's reaction to this situation, from Roxanne's husband's struggle to provide for his family without neglecting his conscience to their sons' coming of age in an era of uncertainty. Expertly interspersed between these dilemmas are Nariman's tortured remembrances of a forbidden love and its inescapable consequences ("no matter where you go in the world, there is only one story: of youth, and loss, and yearning for redemption. So we tell the same story, over and over. Just the details are different")."

Since this is a joint meetup with Little India, I thought that it might be fun to make this event a potluck. Everyone make or buy one Indian dish to pass (aim to feed about 10 people). If you are unsure of what to bring, I would be happy to give suggestions. When you RSVP, please indicate what you will be bringing, so that we can provide a well-rounded banquet.

The Location of this event will be announced closer to its date. I have to see first, how many are coming and second, if Panera (our go to location) will let us bring in outside food. Please also note the early RSVP deadline for this event.

Hope to see you all there!

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