Suitable Boy

Category: Book
By (author): Seth, Vikram
Series: Modern Classics
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Published: January 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 1474
Size: 7.94in x 5.42in x 2.50in
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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.