A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth (Author)
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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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$22.99  $21.15
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
October 04, 2005
5.42 X 2.45 X 7.94 inches | 2.35 pounds
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About the Author

Romancier et poète, Vikram Seth est l'un des plus grands écrivains indiens contemporains, avec Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul et Rohinton Mistry. Le grand roman à travers lequel il s'est fait connaître en France, Un garçon convenable (1995), a connu un succès considérable et a été traduit en plus de trente langues. Né en Inde, mais formé autant à Oxford, en Californie, en Chine que dans son pays d'origine, Vikram Seth partage son temps entre New Delhi et Londres.