Family Matters

By Rohinton Mistry

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Publish Date: 2002 Awards: 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize; 2002 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for Fiction; 2003 Canadian Authors Association Fiction Award

When Nariman Vakeel, a seventy-nine-year-old Parsi widower afflicted by Parkinson’s disease and haunted by his past, finds his condition deteriorating, he is forced to move in with his daughter Roxana, her husband Yezad, and their two children. These new and challenging circumstances push Yezad, already plagued by financial worries, to devise a scheme of deception which will lead to disastrous consequences.