A Suitable Boy

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Phoenix House, 1993 - Asia - 1349 pages
Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, the tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in post-Independence India and involving the lives of four large families and those who orbit them, it is also a vast panoramic exploration of a whole continent at a crucial hour as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great General Election and the chance to map its own destiny. 'A SUITABLE BOY may prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of this century - perhaps even the book to restore the serious reading public's faith in the contemporary novel .You should make time for it. It will keep you company for the rest of your life.'

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What a joy this book was to read. It's a miniseries whereas most novels are just movies-- over and done with before you can really get into them. The huge cast of characters, all strangers to me in ... Read full review

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"Think of many things. Never place your happiness in one person's power. Be just to yourself." Firstly I should point that at nearly 1500 pages this is certainly one of the longest if not the longest ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Vikram Seth was born in 1952. He trained as an economist and has lived for several years each in England, California, China and India. He is the author of A Suitable Boy, which was an international number one bestseller, An Equal Music and several other novels. He has also written seven volumes of poetry including Beastly Tales and Summer Requiem.

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