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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rohinton Mistry Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of the highly acclaimed A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry's eagerly anticipated novel is set in Bombay in the mid-1990s. Nariman, an ailing, elderly Parsi widower, lives with his middle-aged stepchildren and dreams of the past. When he breaks an ankle and can no longer partake of his one pleasure, a daily walk through the neighborhood, his bitter stepdaughter schemes to move him to her sister's home and relieve herself of the burden of caring for him.

The move is accomplished, but living in a new household with Roxana, her husband and two young boys sets into motion a series of events that lead to the unraveling of the family's secrets and surprising revelations from the past. Family Matters is a brilliantly evocative novel that confirms Mistry's reputation as one of the finest writers of our time. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruanne | 2/16/2014

    " The only reason I didn't give this 4 stars, was because I loved A Fine Balance a tiny bit more, but in comparison to, well, all other contemporary novels, it is a 5 star book. Wonderful, wonderful novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 2/15/2014

    " Having read Such a Long Journey I just had to read more Rohinton Mistry. This story about a Parsee family torn between duty, love and egotism reflects many of the same themes. The portrait of the dying father with his memories of his lost love and the day to day deterioration of his body is heart rending. Each character comes alive with the gift Mistry has for describing the minutiae of everyday people's lives. This sounds depressing but it certainly isn't. I keep on telling myself I won't read any more Indian books but then I find another one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/15/2014

    " a little depressing at times but still a great book... if you only read one book by R.Mistry, read A Fine Balance instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brooks | 2/11/2014

    " A good read - not the greatest novel I've read contrary to some of the comments from critics. A good story which captures the lives of one family living in the sprawl of Bombay. Slightly unlikely ending but would still recommend reading. "

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