A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

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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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  • Paperback | 1474 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 66mm | 1,133.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0060786523
  • 9780060786526
  • 71,253

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