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Swimming Lessons and Others Stories from Firozsha Baag is a collection of eleven intertwining short stories by Rohinton Mistry, capturing snapshots of how three generations of Parsi residents live in a decrepit apartment complex and how a few émigré children cope in Canada.

"Auspicious Occasion" provides a feel for the Firozsha Baag apartment complex, in which most of the stories are set. It is falling apart for lack of maintenance. Mehroo and Rustomji are Parsis, she pious and traditional, he a modern, cynical, and impious lawyer known as "the curmudgeon." On a Parsi holy day, Rustomji is literally dumped on with filth twice, while Mahroo learns her beloved priest has been murdered. "One Sunday" looks at the interactions of families in B Block, centering on Najamai's refrigerator. Young neighbor Kersi Boyce and his older brother chase down the handyman Francis, whom Najamai accuses of stealing money.

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