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The Resource The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Label
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Title
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Statement of responsibility
Arundhati Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE 2018 THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A sprawling kaleidoscopic fable' Guardian, Books of the Year 'Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times 'A great tempest of a novel... which will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington Post 'A dazzling return to form' Independent 'Intricately layered and passionate, a work of extraordinary intricacy and grace' Prospect 'A masterpiece. Roy joins Dickens, Naipaul, García Márquez, and Rushdie in her abiding compassion, storytelling magic, and piquant wit. An entrancing, imaginative, and wrenching epic' Booklist starred review 'At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke...' So begins The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy's incredible follow-up to The God of Small Things. We meet Anjum, who used to be Aftab, who runs a guest-house in an Old Delhi graveyard and gathers around her the lost, the broken and the cast out. We meet Tilo, an architect, who although she is loved by three men, lives in a 'country of her own skin' . When Tilo claims an abandoned baby as her own, her destiny and that of Anjum become entangled as a tale that sweeps across the years and a teeming continent takes flight..
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
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
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10560687
Cataloging source
DLC
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Arundhati Roy
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004541
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241980774
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004541
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241980774
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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