Mrs. Price is May and Nick's mother. She and her husband, Snipe, live in West Hampstead, London. She and Snipe take in Tridib and his parents when Tridib is a child, on the eve of World War II. Decades later, when the narrator meets her, Mrs. Price is elderly and tires quickly, but still loves having Indian guests. She and her husband are extremely generous, as over the years they provide lodging for several of the narrator's family members, including Ila's family.
Mrs. Price Character Timeline in The Shadow Lines
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Price appears in The Shadow Lines. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. Going Away
...away in England visiting relatives through marriage. He says he stayed with a woman named Mrs. Price , who has a daughter named May. When asked, Tridib explains that May isn't sexy... (full context)
...but the narrator tells her that Tridib used to tell them about how Alan Tresawsen, Mrs. Price 's brother, worked there before the war. The narrator sees the building like he imagines... (full context)
...at a leftist newspaper, and Tridib's questions about the paper were embarrassing and, according to Mrs. Price , "difficult." Mike lies stretched out in front of Snipe and Dan. He hadn't liked... (full context)
2. Coming Home
...in the park. Mayadebi found him and angrily led him home. Back at the house, Mrs. Price kindly explained that Mayadebi heard that the Germans supposedly dropped explosives disguised as toffee tins.... (full context)