A Suitable Boy
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND MODERN CLASSIC: NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES. 'A phenomenon, a prodigy, a marvel' - Evening Standard. ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD
A modern classic, this epic tale of families, romance and political intrigue, set in India, never loses its power to delight and enchant readers. At its core, A Suitable Boy is a love story: the tale of Lata - and her mother's - attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. At the same time, it is the story of India, newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great general election and the chance to map its own destiny.
'Seth is the best writer of his generation' - The Times * 'Fiction on a grand scale. By the time you reach the last page you will have absorbed a splendid story, full of the tangle and perfume of India' - Sunday Telegraph * 'The greatness of the novel, its unassailable truthfulness, owes less to research than to imagination, an instinctive knowledge of the human heart' - Observer * 'You should make time for it. It will keep you company for the rest of your life' - The Times