Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: the tale of Lata's--and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra's--attempts to find a suitable boy for Lata, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in the early 1950s in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes 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.
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Vikram Seth who has translated poets, is the author of two bestselling novels, A Suitable Boy--a veritable tour de force in fiction--and a novel in verse, The Golden Gate.He spent several years living in China and published a travel book, From Heaven Lake:Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet.
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Book Description HarperPerennial, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060925000
Book Description HarperPerennial, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: With more than 60,000 hardcover copies sold, this ecstatically acclaimed bestseller is an epic novel destined to become a literary classic. Seth offers a rich and spellbinding story of four extended families in postcolonial India in the 1950s. "Lavishly detailed . . . Lovingly recounted. . . ".--New York T imes Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060925000
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Book Description HarperPerennial, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060925000