The Crow Eaters: A Novel

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Milkweed Editions, 1981 - Fiction - 267 pages
23 Reviews
At the dawn of the 20th century in Pakistan, Freddy Junglewalla moves his family - pregnant wife, baby daughter, and Jerbanoo, his rotund mother-in-law - from their ancestral forest home to cosmopolitan Lahore. He opens a store, and as his fortunes grow, so does the animosity between Freddy and his mother-in-law. While Freddy prospers under British rule, life with the domineering Jerbanoo is another matter entirely. This exuberant novel, full of rollicking humor, paints a vivid picture of life in the Parsee community.

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The prose is lively and easy going. - Goodreads
I am deeply unsatisfied with the plot. - Goodreads
A unique insight to what happens to dead Parsis. - Goodreads
There were too many ebb and flows in the plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Naheed Hassan - Goodreads

Bapsi Sidhwa still sets the standards for the rest of the authors from the subcontinent writing in English. It was then, and will always be, one of my favourite books of all time. Read full review

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User Review  - Sitara Kashif - Goodreads

i often wonder how can bapsi sidhwa manages to write such wonderful stories..... the dying man is talking sense to his family .... the beginning is entirely different from what turns the novel takes ... Read full review


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