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In the India of the mid-1970s, Indira Gandhi's government has just come to power. It institutionalizes corruption and arbitrary force, most oppressive to the poorest and weakest people under its sway. Against this backdrop, in an unnamed city by the sea, four people struggle to survive. Dina, Maneck, and two tailors, the Untouchables Om and Ishvar, who are sewing in Dina's service, undergo a series of reversals, punctuated only by small mocking advances, that start them on a trajectory towards unhappiness and despair. Yet, in choosing what they will do, they exhibit a basic dignity and humanity that belies their mistreatment as part of the underclass. By merely surviving until their load becomes unbearable, and then living on past that point, they have accomplished something.
©1995 Rohinton Mistry (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

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"Mistry...needs no infusion of magic realism to vivify the real. The real world, through his eyes, is magical." (The New York Times)

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I spent some time in India and still love the Indian accent… The reader does it perfectly, fantastic story… Thumbs up

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Fantasievolles Bild Indiens der 70er

Teilweise überzeichnet aber dadurch auch sehr unterhaltsam. Ausgezeichneter Sprecher. Man fühlt sich nach wenigen Minuten mitten in Indien.