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Arundhati Roy - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2nd Hand Softback)

£4.70
SKU B000510
Synopsis

A Sunday Times Bestseller.

A richly moving 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.

How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a sub-continent 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.

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.

Humane and sensuous, beautifully told, this extraordinary novel demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy’s storytelling gift.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Softback with French Fold Cover.
  • Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2008 (Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780241980767
  • SKU : B000510
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a novel of maddeningly frayed edges, wonky pacing and occasional longueurs.

But its patchwork of narratives, painful, funny, sexy, violent, earthy, otherworldly, its recurring images of lost and recovered children, individual sacrifice and self-denial, and its depiction of the constant battle toward self-assertion in a society still held in thrall to the taxonomy of caste and class, make for a disturbing and memorable return to the land of make-believe." - The Guardian.

The Author

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things, which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the best-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.