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A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (1488 Pages)

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  • Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find -- through love or through exacting maternal appraisal -- a suitable boy for Lata to marry. Set in the early 1950s, in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boytakes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves. 

    A sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition, humor and sadness, prejudice and reconciliation, the most delicate social etiquette and the most appalling violence.

    Review:

    "Make time for it. It will keep you company for the rest of your life" The Times.

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  • Joan D.

    November 11th, and Amazon has just suggested I might be interested in this book! Perhaps I should start reading now.

    November 12

  • Toyah

    This is currently on Kindle Monthly Deals for £1.99 for those who don't fancy lugging a doorstop book everywhere they go :)

    October 8

  • Toyah

    Oooh finally some much needed motivation to finish this book...I've only had it a few years a third read! :D

    1 · October 5

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