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If they learn kindness, happiness will follow. He crosses the line and accepts a rupee bribe in his official capacity as Homework Monitor. Why, else, should I feel frozen to witness the eternal nerve of meritoriousness that holds its own in Jal, despite three dominating decades of Coomy’s heedlessness? His step-children, Coomy and Jal, have a spacious apartment in the inaptly named Chateau Felicitybut are too squeamish and resentful to tend to his physical needs.

Thia book, as I found out through my English teacher, has deeper meaning than just family. I don’t know how he does it.

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Watching them through Roxana’s eyes who is Jehanger’s mother and Nariman’s daughtermade me think this is why people continue to create families in spite of the shoving and shaping families do to our destinies. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Sweeping and intimate, tragic and mirthful, Family Matters is a work of enormous emotional power. While culture and the crowded environment, and particularly religion, for this family, appeared to crush the sparkle out of them, it was the moderate kindness of certain family members at certain times that preserved what warmth and famiky they possessed, even amplified their love for each other enough to survive as a family.

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More specifically, it follows three generations of a Parsi family living in modern Mumbai formerly Bombay. When you read stories about how people have a hard time because they get caught in a war or a storm or genocide, you watch them fight to survive and you feel a bit of hope rointon mankind. It is clear that all the family members in the main group of the story follow dreams of a better life.


This novel was another of my bibliotherapy prescriptions, specifically intended as a cure for worry about ageing parents. The epilogue is definitely the part of Family Matters that gives me, as a reader, the most difficulty processing.

When the year-old patriarch of a Parsi family Nariman–recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease–breaks his ankle and becomes bedridden, his stepson Jal and stepdaughter Coomy become overwhelmed caring dohinton him, and enlist the help of their half-sister, Roxana.

Login to quote this blog Login Close. View all 20 comments. The Mookse and th Nariman must now turn to his younger daughter, Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two sons, who share a small, crowded home.

You can buy purchase purchase Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry theme also. Why, else, should I stand dwarfed by Nariman who bears the burning thorns on his soul, adamantly barricading their venomous pricks from seeping into his heart and its inhabitants? His step-children, Coomy and Jal, have a spacious apartment in the inaptly named Chateau Felicitybut are too squeamish and resentful to tend to his physical needs. Some days in our own outlook on life There are several funny and witty moments throughout the book, but overall the tone is one of heart-crushing poignancy.

Mistry is not trying to wow anyone through crash-boom-bang events, yet even in its subtlety this story had a Shakespearean sense of tragedy and betrayal and loss — not just for the family, but for a city whose beauty and vibrance was contantly underscored by corruption, violence and intolerance.

With this theme as the major vehicle, we are exposed to a full spectrum of family relationships: Mistry does not adhere either to pompous melancholic facades or epical anecdotes. But as we all know the best laid plans Preview — Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry. View all 66 comments. Please review your cart. It is not because of my familiarity with the physical surroundings or the Parsi community, but the fact that Mistry writes a simple story of nameless ordinary faces with astonishing lives.


You have to wince at the faamily of the names for these two Bombay housing blocks, and at the bitter contrast between selfishness and duty. I am having difficulty reviewing this novel because the whole thing works so well together, but when I try to pick out one of the parts, the entire structure collapses on me.

In standing alone in that new reality, some of us accept the losses of our grandiosity and beliefs, while others curl up into a ball and hide, chaining themselves hard to the first thing which feels safe, no matter how illusionary. Mistry won the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature in The challenge of living with dignity with a failing physical body Now, I must read A Fine Balance. But in this fa,ily, I really must stress that Family Matters is one of the best books I have ever read.

Their decision will test not only their material resources but, in surprising ways, all their tolerance, compassion, integrity, and faith. In its realism I found it terribly depressing. The resemblance he creates is nostalgic. Lincoln in the Bardo. To view it, click here. His arrival and deterioration threaten to destroy the harmony between Roxanna and her husband Yezad. Sep 14, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Rohinton Mistry’s Family Matters depicts a family being torn apart by lies, love.

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