Swimming lessons and other stories from Firozsha Baag

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Vintage International, 1997 - Fiction - 250 pages
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Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving. In these witty, poignant stories, Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a middle-class Indian community poised between the old ways and the new.

"A fine collection...the volume is informed by a tone of gentle compassion for seemingly insignificant lives."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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I read Rohinton Mistry's prize-winning novel A Fine Balance when I was a teenager. This was back in the day when I did all of my book shopping at brick and mortar stores and selected books to read ... Read full review

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A collection of interconnected stories about the tenants of an apartment block. The first story features a couple who have some maintenance issues in their apartment that result in physical discomfort ... Read full review

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Rohinton Mistry is the author of a collection of short stories, "Tales from Firozsha Baag "(1987), and three internationally acclaimed novels, "Such a Long Journey" (1991), "A Fine Balance" (1995), and "Family Matters" (2002). His fiction has won many prestigious international awards, including The Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Governor General's Award, the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, The Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Award, and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for Fiction. "A Fine Balance" was also an Oprah's Book Club(R) selection.
Born in Bombay in 1952, Rohinton Mistry came to Canada in 1975.

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