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A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

(1996)
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One morning, with no warning, Gopal, respected professor, devoted husband, and caring father, walks out on his family for reasons even he cannot articulate. His wife, Sumi returns with their three daughters to the shelter of the Big House, where her parents live in oppressive silence: they have not spoken to each other in 35 years. As the mystery of this long silence is unraveled, a horrifying story of loss and pain is laid bare - a story that seems to be repeating itself in Sumi's life.

This multigenerational story, told in the individual voices of the characters, catches each in turn the cycles of love, loss, strength, and renewal that becomes an essential part of the women's identities. A Matter of Time reveals the hidden springs of character while painting a nuanced portrait of the difficulties and choices facing women - especially educated, independent women - in India today.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: A Matter of Time
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
ISBN: 1-55861-214-9 / 978-1-55861-214-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: A Matter of Time
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
ISBN: 1-55861-264-5 / 978-1-55861-264-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: A Matter of Time
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
ISBN: 0-14-026390-X / 978-0-14-026390-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Matter of Time: 1
Author(s): Shashi Deshpande
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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