Such a Long Journey

Such a Long Journey

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By (author) Rohinton Mistry

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 24mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2009
  • ISBN 10: 0571245889
  • ISBN 13: 9780571245888
  • Edition statement: Special 80th birthday edition
  • Sales rank: 37,859

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"Such a Long Journey" is set in (what was then) Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh, telling the story of the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and his family. It was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize, and won the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

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Rohinton Mistry was born in 1952 and grew up in Bombay, India, where he also attended university. In 1975 he emigrated to Canada. His debut novel, Such a Long Journey (1991) was made into an acclaimed feature film in 1998. His second novel, A Fine Balance (1995), won many prestigious awards, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the Giller Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. His collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag, was published in 1987. In 2002 Faber published Mistry's third novel, Family Matters, which was longlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize.