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A Suitable Boy - Special Limited Edition by Vikram Seth
  

A Suitable Boy - Special Limited Edition

Literary Fiction   

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Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, the tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal.

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Synopsis

A Suitable Boy - Special Limited Edition by Vikram Seth

A special limited edition of nine classic novels produced to coincide with Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th anniversary. Designed by the award-winning advertising agency Fallon with special endpapers commissioned from ground-breaking artists. The endpapers for this title have been designed by Yehrin Tong.

Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, the tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband, 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.

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth was born in India. He was educated there and in England, China and the USA. He has written great books in every genre: verse novel (THE GOLDEN GATE); travel book (FROM HEAVEN LAKE winner Thomas Cook Travel Book Award); epic masterpiece (A SUITABLE BOY).

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd July 2009

Author

Vikram Seth

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Publisher

Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
1504 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780297858850

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