Tales from Firozsha Baag

Publisher: New Canadian Library
In these eleven stories, Rohinton Mistry opens our eyes and our hearts to the rich, complex patterns of life inside Firozsha Baag, an apartment building in Bombay. Here are Jaakaylee, the ghost-seer, and Najamai, the only owner of a refrigerator in Firozsha Baag; Rustomji the Curmudgeon and Kersi, the young boy whose life threads through the book and who narrates the final story as an adult in Toronto. We see their passions, their worst fears, their betrayals, and their humorous acts of revenge. Witty and poignant, in turns, these intersecting stories create a finely textured mosaic of lives and illuminate a world poised between the old ways and the new.

PRAISE FOR

“A writer of formidable strength and imagination…these stories are like little bits of life glistening on the page.”
Toronto Star

“A fine collection…informed by a tone of gentle compassion for seemingly insignificant lives.”
New York Times

“The crowded, throbbing life of India is brilliantly captured in this series of stories.…”
Sunday Times, London (U.K.)

“Rohinton Mistry explores quicksand territory with intelligence, compassion, wit, and memorable flair.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review