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Family Matters Summary
Rohinton Mistry

Everything you need to understand or teach Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry.

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Family Matters Summary

Plot Summary

Family Matters takes place in present day India. The family of Nariman Vakeel, including his daughter and her husband, Roxana and Yezad Chenoy, their two sons, Murad and Jehangir, and Vakeel's stepchildren, Jal and Coomy Contractor, lives in Bombay. At the opening of the novel, Nariman is living with his stepchildren in a large flat in a building known as Chateau Felicity. It is where Nariman lived with his wife, Yasmin, and where they raised their family until Yasmin's untimely death some years before the start of the story.

As the story begins, Coomy is preparing to have a party for Nariman's 79th birthday. Roxana and her family are coming over. Coomy is worried by Nariman's practice of going alone for a walk in the evening. He is beginning to show early signs of Parkinson's disease and she is afraid he will hurt himself. Indeed, he does come...

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Family Matters Study Guide

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