The Crow Eaters: A Novel

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Milkweed Editions, 1981 - Fiction - 267 pages
27 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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User Review  - Danyal Effendi - Goodreads

The humour was simple outstanding. The way she put it in different situation. The relation depicted between freddy and his mother-in-law is close to reality in the sub-continent culture. Read full review

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User Review  - Christiane - Goodreads

This is a much more light-hearted read than the „Ice-Candy Man (Cracking India)“. Although not totally devoid of tragedy it is mostly funny and entertaining while providing some insight into Indian ... Read full review

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