A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

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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.

ISBN: 9780060786526

Published Date: October 4, 2005

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 1474

Size: 8.06" l x 5.88" w x 2.66"