To Whom It May Concern 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

  • Title: To Whom It May Concern
  • Author: Priscila Uppal
  • ISBN: 9780385659932
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 andHardev 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.

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    About “Priscila Uppal

    1. Priscila Uppal says:

      Priscila Uppal was born in Ottawa in 1974 and currently lives in Toronto where she is a poet, fiction writer, academic, and professor of Humanities and English at the undergraduate and graduate levels at York University She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts Council Her creative and academic interests frequently intersect, and she has published work that explores the tensions and dynamics between women particularly in closed societies schools, nunneries , the nature of human violence, sexuality including infertility , multicultural clashes ethnic, religious, geographical , revisionist mythmaking classical myth, biblical myth, historical figures , illness physical, psychological, cultural , mourning rituals and the expression of grief towards individuals, communities, abstract concepts , the world of readers and the dangers and benefits of reading and the imagination, the world of sport and sport aesthetics, as well as the nature of the artistic process, among other things She has also collaborated with visual artists in the past Tracy Carbert, Daniel Ehrenworth , and plans on collaborative projects in the future She lives with poet and critic, Christopher Doda.



    2 thoughts on “To Whom It May Concern

    1. Sometimes I think I'm trapped in a novel where I'm not the main character. p241One could hardly expect that a book starring a middle=aged Canadian immigrant man in a wheelchair living with his closeted gay son, with deep detours into the rest of his estranged family, would be so endearing, funny, and even pertinent. Let me assure you, PA has done a fine and sensitive job of making it so.You can't control your own life. You can only come up with new ways to interpret it. p139Language can only do [...]

    2. This is a fantastic book. I picked it up because of the review-"a modern, multi-cultural retelling of King Lear" - thinking it might be cool to see what an author could do with Shakespeared totally fell in love with the characters and story. Really compulsive reading, funny, thoughtful, unpredictable and set in the cold, wintry capital of Canada, Ottawawhat's not to like? :)Hardev Dange is suffering through a tumultuous year. He’s just been informed that the bank is going to foreclose on his h [...]

    3. 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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