addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (1488 Pages)

  • The Bakery

    45 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1FN, Manchester (map)

    53.482845 -2.233589

  • 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.


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

Join or login to comment.

  • 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

Want to go?

Join and RSVP

15 going

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy