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The Resource The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy

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
An intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent. 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
Member of
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.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560687
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Arundhati
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.R59
LC item number
M56 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-realization
  • India
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781524733155
Lccn
2017002124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 971224030
  • (OCoLC)971224030
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781524733155
Lccn
2017002124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 971224030
  • (OCoLC)971224030

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