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The good children, Roopa Farooki

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The good children
Title
The good children
Statement of responsibility
Roopa Farooki
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another. 1940s Lahore, the Punjab. Two brothers and their two younger sisters are brought up to be 'good children', who do what they're told. Beaten and browbeaten by their manipulative mother, to study, honour and obey. Sully, damaged and brilliant, Jakie, irreverent and passionate. Cynical Mae and soft-hearted Lana, outshone and too easily dismissed. The boys escape their repressive home to study medicine abroad, abandoning their sisters to their mother and marriages. Sully falls in love with an unsuitable Indian girl in the States; Jakie with an unsuitable white man in London. Their sisters in Pakistan refuse to remain trophy wives, and disgrace the family while they strike out to build their own lives. As they raise their own families, and return to bury the dead, Sully and Jakie, Mae and Lana, face the consequences of their decisions, and learn that leaving home doesn't mean it will ever leave them. The good children is a compelling story of discipline and disobedience, punishment and the pursuit of passion, following the children of a game-changing generation and the ties that bind them across cultures, continents and decades. Painful and sweet, tough and surprising, it is a landmark epic of the South Asian immigrant experience
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Farooki, Roopa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Pakistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The good children, Roopa Farooki
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
39840128
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
484 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755383443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39840128
  • (Sirsi) 39840128
Label
The good children, Roopa Farooki
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
39840128
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
484 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755383443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39840128
  • (Sirsi) 39840128

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