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The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy

Label
The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel
Title
The ministry of utmost happiness
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Arundhati Roy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A richly moving new novel--the first since the author's Booker Prize-winning, internationally celebrated debut, The God of Small Things, went on to become a beloved best seller and enduring classic. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety--in search of meaning, and of love. In a graveyard outside the walls of Old Delhi, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby suddenly appears, just after midnight. In a snowy valley, a bereaved father writes a letter to his five-year-old daughter about the people who came to her funeral. In a second-floor apartment, a lone woman chain-smokes as she reads through her old notebooks. At the Jannat Guest House, two people who have known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around each other, as though they have just met. A braided narrative of astonishing force and originality, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once a love story and a provocation--a novel as inventive as it is emotionally engaging. It is told with a whisper, in a shout, through joyous tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Its heroes, both present and departed, have been broken by the world we live in--and then mended by love. For this reason, they will never surrender. How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything. Humane and sensuous, beautifully told, this extraordinary novel demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts"--
  • "An epic novel of love and history and the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of loss and tragedy"--
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560687
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.R59
LC item number
M56 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
971224030
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781524733155
Lccn
2017002124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
971224030
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781524733155
Lccn
2017002124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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