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Such a Long Journey

Such a Long Journey

Such a Long Journey is set in Bombay against the backdrop of war in the Indian subcontinent and the birth of Bangladesh. The novel tells the story of Dr Gustad Noble, an ordinary man, and the peculiar way in which the conflict impinges on the lives of him and his family.  His dreams and aspirations are quite modest, but when circumstances conspire to deny him even these modest expectations, he finds it hard to accept that he cannot make things happen the way he wants them to. As the novel unfolds, he discovers that there are other forces at play, larger than he.

About the Author

Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry was born in 1952 in Bombay, India.  He gained a BA  in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Bombay.  He emigrated to Canada with his wife in 1975, settling in Toronto where he studied at the University of Toronto and received a BA in English and Philosophy.

He is the author of three novels, each of which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Such a Long Journey (1991) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Governer General’s Award; A Fine Balance (1996) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Giller Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was nominated for Oprah’s Book Club Best Novel in 2001; Family Matters (2002) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2002, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It won the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Fiction and the Timothy Findley Award (Writers’ Trust of Canada). 

Rohinton Mistry lives in Ontario, Canada.