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Such a Long Journey Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Such a Long Journey

A citizen of Bombay, India, Gustad Noble struggles with a rebellious son who disappoints him, a wife influenced by superstition, a betrayal by his best friend and the loss through death of another good friend. He finds himself the unwilling participant in a dangerous government plot. He undertakes to be a protector of a retarded orphan living nearby. He faces all this while trying to be a responsible father and husband in order to live up to his idealized memory of his forebears.   
This report prepared by Coletta Ollerer








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Inside culture (main char)    -   Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull) Culture clash?    -   family young v. old guard Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If story of urban/rural...    -   Big city life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accountant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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