Tales From Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryTales From Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry

Tales From Firozsha Baag

byRohinton MistryAfterword byW.H. New

Mass Market Paperback | April 19, 2000

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In these eleven stories, Rohinton Mistry opens our eyes and our hearts to the rich, complex patterns of life inside Firozsha Baag, an apartment building in Bombay. Here are Jaakaylee, the ghost-seer, and Najamai, the only owner of a refrigerator in Firozsha Baag; Rustomji the Curmudgeon and Kersi, the young boy whose life threads through the book and who narrates the final story as an adult in Toronto. We see their passions, their worst fears, their betrayals, and their humorous acts of revenge. Witty and poignant, in turns, these intersecting stories create a finely textured mosaic of lives and illuminate a world poised between the old ways and the new.
Rohinton Mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag. His first novel, Such a Long Journey, won the Governor General's Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, and the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. ...
Title:Tales From Firozsha BaagFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7 × 4.2 × 0.5 inPublished:April 19, 2000Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771034709

ISBN - 13:9780771034701

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From Our Editors

These 11 short stories by award-winning Canadian author Rohinton Mistry observe the antics of various residents living in an apartment building in Bombay. In Tales From Firozsha Baag, Mistry introduces us to Jaakaylee, the ghost seer, Majami, the keeper of the only refrigerator in the entire complex and Rustomjii the old curmudgeon. In 1991 he won the Governor General’s Award and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Such a Long Journey. In 1995, he received the Giller Prize, the CommonWealth Writer’s Prize and was short-listed for the Booker Prize for a Fine Balance.

Editorial Reviews

“A writer of formidable strength and imagination…these stories are like little bits of life glistening on the page.”–Toronto Star“A fine collection…informed by a tone of gentle compassion for seemingly insignificant lives.”–New York Times“The crowded, throbbing life of India is brilliantly captured in this series of stories.…”–Sunday Times, London (U.K.)“Rohinton Mistry explores quicksand territory with intelligence, compassion, wit, and memorable flair.”–Los Angeles Times Book Review