A Suitable Boy

by Vikram Seth

Harper Perennial | October 31, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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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 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1474 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 2.36 in

Published: October 31, 2005

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060786523

ISBN - 13: 9780060786526

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

by Vikram Seth

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1474 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 2.36 in

Published: October 31, 2005

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060786523

ISBN - 13: 9780060786526

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< p> 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, < i> A Suitable Boy< /i> 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, < i> A Suitable Boy< /i> 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. < /p>

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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 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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