Such A Long Journey
The First novel by Rohinton Mistry published here as part a series first novels celebrate Faber’s eightieth birthday.
Custard Noble is a hard-working bank clerk and devoted family man, living in Bombay in the early 1970s. But his life gradually starts to unravel: his young daughter falls ill and his promising son defies his father’s ambitions for him. One day he receives a letter from an old friend, asking him to help in what at first seems like a heroic mission. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of fraud and betrayal.