A Suitable Boy

by Seth, Vikram
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9781857990881
Used - Trade Paperback - 9781857990881


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: TradePaperback
  • Author: Seth, Vikram
  • ISBN: 9781857990881
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 2.50 x 7.50
  • Publication Year: 1994

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