Friends & Rivals by Tilly Bagshawe

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

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Nariman Vakee is a 79 year old Parsi widower and the patriach of a small discordant family. Beset by from Parkinson's disease and haunted by memories of the past, he lives in a once-elegant apartment with his two middle-aged stepchildren - Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent, and Coomy, bitter and domineering. When Nariman's illness is compounded by a broken ankle, Coomy plots to turn his round-the-clock care over to Roxana, her sweet-tempered sister. She suceeds, but not without cost, and eventually Nariman takes up residence with Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two young sons, Murad and Jehangir, in cramped conditions that the arrival of the now bed-ridden old man makes worse. The effect of the new responsibility on Yezad, who is already besieged by financial worries, pushes him into a scheme of deception involving Vikram Kapur, his eccentric employer at the Bombay Sporting Goods Emporium. This sets in motion a series of events - a great unravelling and a revelation of the family's love-torn past - that leads to the narrative's final outcome. This 2002 Faber and Faber (UK) Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780571204212 SKU: 1153394 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.