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Mistry, Robinton

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ISBN 10: 0395498627 / ISBN 13: 9780395498620
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Mistry, Robinton. SWIMMING LESSONS AND OTHER STORIES FROM FIROZSHA BAAG. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. first printing. 250pp. 8vo. Lower corner tip of front cover lightly bumped, else fine hardcover in fine d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 23772

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Explores the crowded, throbbing life of India, in this collection of stories set in Firozsha Baag, a Bombay apartment building characterized by an unexpected sense of community

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Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving. In these witty, poignant stories, Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a middle-class Indian community poised between the old ways and the new.
"A fine collection...the volume is informed by a tone of gentle compassion for seemingly insignificant lives."--Michiko Kakutani, "New York Times

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