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The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel

Roy, Arundhati, author.,
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First edition.

"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"--

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  • 1 of 5 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

18 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Roy (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300326207
Checked out
07/18/2017
Red Jacket Community Library F ROY (Text)
Adult Fiction
RJP0103785
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC ROY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300461310
Checked out
07/14/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Warsaw Public Library FIC ROY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52151300291224
Checked out
07/13/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
 Memorial: In memory of Gerry Smith.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC ROY (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002742335
Checked out
07/07/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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