click here for your chance at the latest competitions

Home

Home

Vendor
Kapur, Manju
Regular price
$19.99
Sale price
$19.99
Regular price
$19.99
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. Her first, Difficult Daughters, received tremendous international acclaim, won the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia Section), and was a number one bestseller in India. Her second novel A Married Woman was called 'fluent and witty' in the Independent, while her third, Home, was described as 'engaging, glistening with detail and emotional acuity' in the Sunday Times. Her most recent novel, The Immigrant, was called 'intensely readable' in the Daily Mail and 'admirable and enjoyable' by the Guardian. She lives in New Delhi.

Tender and funny, Manju Kapur's third novel is an engrossing story of family life amid the bustle and commerce of the Banwari Lal Cloth Shop. When their traditional Delhi business - selling saris - is threatened by the new fashion for jeans and stitched salwar kameez, the whole family knows it must adapt to the world outside. But can it, when tensions at home are so strong? So begins a series of struggles - to have children, to find education, illicit love, or even to manufacture pickles - that will see the family tested and, in the end, reaffirmed.

Very human and hugely engaging, Home is a tale of three generations, a masterful novel of the acts of kindness, compromise and secrecy that lie at the heart of every family.

The tender and funny story of family life across three generations of Delhi shopkeepers.