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