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Book Information: Tales from Firozsha Baag

Tales from Firozsha Baag (1987) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving. In these witty, poignant, and pugnent stories, Rohinton Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a middle-class Indian community poised between the old ways and the new.

Here is Rustomji the Curmudgeon, who is willing to let his apartment crumble around his ears to spite his neighbors. Here is the aging ayah Jaakaylee, who sees ghosts, and the thuggish Pesi, who tries to see up girls' skirts with the aid of his powerful flashlight. Their stories, told with playfulness and compassion, make Swimming Lessons an intoxicating literary experience, as elegantly composted as a classic raga and as intesely flavored as a lamb korma.

Contents:

  • Auspicious Occasion
  • One Sunday
  • The Ghost of Firozsha Baag
  • Condolence Visit
  • The Collectors
  • Of White Hairs and Cricket
  • The Paying Guests
  • Squatter
  • Lend Me Your Light
  • Exercisers
  • Swimming Lessons

Original title: Swimming Lessons: And Other Stories from Firozsha Baag
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Ghost of Firozsha Baag, the (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Rohinton Mistry

Edition #1: Swimming Lessons: And Other Stories from Firozsha Baag

Swimming Lessons: And Other Stories from Firozsha Baag (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Drawn with...penetrating compassion, humor, and warmth." The New Yorker
  • "Rohinton Mistry...explores quicksand territory with intelligence, compassion, wit, and memorable flair." Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Manifested in:

Tales from Firozsha Baag (2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571230563
Dimensions: 5 x 7.7 x 0.9 in
Pages: 320

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Tales from Firozsha Baag (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771060953
Pages: 256

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Swimming Lessons: And Other Stories from Firozsha Baag (1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780679776321
Pages: 250

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