(From the publisher):
It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his fatherís ambitions for him. He is the one reasonable voice amidst the ongoing dramas of his neighbours. One day, he receives a letter from an old friend, asking him to help in what at first seems like an heroic mission. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception.
Original title: Such a Long Journey
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Indian Subcontinent
- Awarded the 1991 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction
- Shortlisted for the 1991 Man Booker Prize
- Awarded the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book
- Awarded the 1991 SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award