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Swimming Lessons

Mistry, Rohinton

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ISBN 10: 0395498627 / ISBN 13: 9780395498620
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1989
Condition: Near fine Hardcover
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1st Edition. Hardcover. First printing. First State. The original copyright page is intact, indicating 1989 as the copyright date. (A second state was later published with the corrected copyright date - 1987 - added on a tipped in page. 1987 was the date of the original Canadian edition.). Bookseller Inventory # 5363

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Title: Swimming Lessons

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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

About the Author:

Rohinton Mistry is the author of a collection of short stories, Tale from Firozsha Baag (1987), and two internationally acclaimed novels. Such a Long Journey (1991) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Governor General’s Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, and the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. A Fine Balance (1995) won the prestigious Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and The Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Award. It was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. Mistry was the recipient of the 1995 Canada-Australia Literary Prize.

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