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The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy

Label
The ministry of utmost happiness
Title
The ministry of utmost happiness
Statement of responsibility
Arundhati Roy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years - the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who loved her. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love-and by hope. For this reason, they are as steely as they are fragile, and they never surrender. This ravishing, magnificent book reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts
Summary
A provocative love story meanders through a spectrum of powerful emotions experienced by diverse protagonists, including a grieving father who writes a letter profiling the people who came to his 5-year-old daughter's funeral and two longtime friends at a guest house who sleep wrapped around each other like newlyweds
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560687
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Arundhati
Dewey number
823/.91
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.R59
LC item number
M55 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Delhi (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-pzv25g9
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn992536110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (445 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524733162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
pzv25g9
Label
The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-pzv25g9
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn992536110
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (445 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524733162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
pzv25g9

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