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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 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780771060540 (trade pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0771060521 :
  • ISBN: 9780771060526
  • ISBN: 0771060548 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 140003065X (Vintage pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0771060521
  • ISBN: 9780771060526 :
  • Physical Description: 603 p. ; 25 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1995, 1997.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0

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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.
Subject: Apartment houses -- India -- Fiction
City and town life -- India -- Fiction
Giller Prize winners
India -- History -- 1947- -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Topic Heading: Oprah's book club
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