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A novel set in India during the Emergency, by the author of Such a Long Journey . In the tiny flat of the widowed Dina Dalal, two tailors and a young student struggle to put together a new life of sorts amid the crisis, and in the course of doing so encounter a vivid cast of characters.
Winner of Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize 1996 and The Commonwealth Writers Prize 1996. Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 1996.