To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
Hardev Dange is suffering through a tumultuous year. He’s just been informed that the bank is going to foreclose on his house. His fickle daughter Birendra is on the verge of marriage, his son Emile is studying curses (while falling in love with a fellow male grad student), and his younger daughter, Dorothy, who’s deaf, is working at a tattoo and body piercing parlour and collecting stories from the older men languishing at her local hangout. And because he’s confined to a wheelchair, Hardev is dependent on his homecare worker, the kleptomaniac Rodriguez, to help him devise a plan to keep house and home together.

In this modern, multicultural re-telling of King Lear, Uppal explores the vulnerability and complexity of family and inheritance. She exposes the tragic and comedic dimensions of our failures to communicate and the consequences of our betrayals, which result in disappointment and disillusionment, but also, unexpectedly, in moments of compassion and love.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2008
ISBN: 9780385659932
Branch Call Number: FIC Uppal
Characteristics: 398 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Jun 20, 2012

Hardev (Harry) is house-bound and needs home care service. His son also lives with him, Emile, who is a university student trying to figure out himself and what he wants. His two daughters, (Birendra and Dorothy) are living with their mother, as she left him when she could not handle the relationship anymore. They are all like strangers, yet family, and strangers become like family. Follow each of their stories to understand their disfunction, but their challenges in their life's journey.

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