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A Suitable Boy
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
by Vikram Seth


 
First Edition. Signed.
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New York, NY: Harper Collins (1993)

First Edition. Signed.

Very near fine in dust jacket with a tiny bit of edge wear near bottom of spine. Unread, tight and clean.

“Surrender to this strange, beguiling world and be swept away on the wings of story…. It is difficult to imagine that many contemporary writers could give us a novel that provides so much deep satisfaction.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

Vikram Seth’s novel is, at its core, a love story: the tale of Lata’s—and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra’s—attempts to find a suitable boy for Lata, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. 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, this compelling novel remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of love, ambition, humor, sadness, prejudice, reconciliation, the most delicate social etiquette, and the most appalling violence.

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