The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness: A Novel

June 6, 2017|
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness: A Novel by ARUNDHATI ROY
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2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist

2018 Women''s Prize for Fiction Longlist


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness 
is a dazzling new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things. It takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Dehli and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. 
     It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope. 
     The tale begins with Anjum—who used to be Aftab—unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her—including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo''s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs'' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi. 
     As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these richly complex lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and can be. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy''s storytelling gifts.
ARUNDHATI ROY is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her political writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, and most recently, Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, co-authored with John Cusack. Roy lives in New Delhi and he...
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Title:The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:464 pages, 8.56 X 6.01 X 1.36 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 8.56 X 6.01 X 1.36 inPublished:6 juin 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735234345

ISBN - 13:9780735234345

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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