The Crow Eaters

The Crow Eaters

by Bapsi Sidhwa, NA


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ISBN-13: 9780143432999
Publisher: Repro Knowledgcast Ltd
Publication date: 10/14/2000
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 400,801
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Crow Eaters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
shawnd on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Humorous at many levels, this book is written in pseudo-colonial elegant prose taking on the airs of the diplomatic service, which makes its romps into the day to day life of an Indian merchant trying to grow a business in the midst of British rule, an over-the-top caricature of a mother in law that will amaze even the most experienced reader, and various sons and daughters and relatives. Freddy Junglewalla is a Parsi whose early challenges with his mother in law are fairly black but unexpectedly pave the way toward a future of mostly fortune, mostly peace, and some small amount of fame. While Freddy is a bit laconic, his daughter in law, mother in law, rebelled son, and plot twists make up for Freddy's quiet approach as he ages. A tightly packed story full of humor and some disturbing thoughts and actions, wonderfully written and kept just to the right length.
mariamreza on LibraryThing 5 months ago
According to the Spectator, 'An excellent novel one can wholeheartedly enjoy rather than respectfully admire.' I think that sums things up quite neatly.
BCCJillster on LibraryThing 5 months ago
At the dawn of the 20th century in Pakistan, Freddy Junglewalla moves his family ¿ pregnant wife, baby daughter, and Jerbanoo, his rotund mother-in-law ¿ from their ancestral forest home to cosmopolitan Lahore