A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

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Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, a tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find a suitable boy, 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' Daniel Johnson, The Times This 1994 Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Paperback is in Fair condition.

Front corners 'chewed', otherwise good. ISBN: 9781857990881 SKU: 450774 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.