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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Prince Rupert Library||MIST (Text)||33294000841668||Adult Fiction - Second Floor||Volume hold||In transit||-|
- ISBN: 9780771060526 :
- ISBN: 0771060521
- ISBN: 140003065X (Vintage pbk.)
- ISBN: 0771060548 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780771060526
- ISBN: 0771060521 :
- ISBN: 9780771060540 (trade pbk.) :
- Physical Description: 603 p. ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1995, 1997.
|General Note:|| "CBC Books Giller of all Gillers".
|Summary, etc.:|| In 1975, in an unidentified Indian city, Mrs. Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40s sets up a sweatshop of sorts in her ramshackle apartment. Determined to remain financially independent and to avoid a second marriage, she takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors to sew dresses for an export company. As the four share their stories, then meals, then living space, human kinship prevails and the four become a kind of family, despite the lines of caste, class, and religion. When tragedy strikes, their cherished, newfound stability is threatened, and each character must face a difficult choice in trying to salvage their relationships.
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