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Rohinton Mistry
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Rohinton Mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag.
 
His first novel, Such a Long Journey, won the Governor General's Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, and the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. It was made into an acclaimed feature film in 1998.
 
A Fine Balance was winner of the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize, the Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Award, and Denmark's ALOA Prize. It was shortlisted for...

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Family Matters

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 18, 2003
Price: $16.95

Rohinton Mistry’s enthralling novel is at once a domestic drama and an intently observed portrait of present-day Bombay in all its vitality and corruption. At the age of seventy-nine, Nariman Vakeel, already suffering from Parkinson’s disease, breaks an ankle and finds himself wholly dependent on his family. His step-children, Coomy and... Read more >
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Family Matters

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $13.99

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A Fine Balance

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $13.99

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A Fine Balance

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 30, 2001
Price: $17.00

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in... Read more >

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Such a Long Journey

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book of the Year

Through the best of motives, Gustad Noble becomes enmeshed in the corruption of the Indira Gandhi years.  Gustad's attempt to sort out his conflicting loyalties manages to be ribald and heartbreaking, deeply compassionate and unsparing, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Such a Long Journey

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Swimming Lessons
and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag
Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 1997
Price: $15.00

Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving. In these witty, poignant stories, Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a... Read more >
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