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Prince Rupert Library Bada (Text) 33294001118983 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780676972252 :
  • ISBN: 9780676973600 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 067697225X :
  • ISBN: 0676973604 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 359 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2000.

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In a small, dusty Indian town near the Bay of Bengal, a middle-aged man lives in his crumbling ancestral home, uncomfortably aware of the encroaching modern world. His mother is disappointed that he never became a doctor; his sister, longing for love, is the bane of local matchmakers; his only son prefers embarrassing student activism over employment; and his wife, though ever-dutiful, has become disillusioned and bitter. But the small disasters of everyday life wither when his beloved daughter - long estranged because of her marriage to a white Canadian - and her husband are killed in a car crash. Nandana, their surviving seven-year old daughter, is about to become Sripathi's reluctant ward and the wayward catalyst that forces him to come to terms with the pain of his loss.
Subject: Canadians > India > Bengal > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Granddaughters > Canada > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Resentment > Fiction.
Grandfathers > India > Fiction.
Bengal (India) > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Canadian fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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