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The Resource The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy, (electronic resource e-book)

The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy, (electronic resource e-book)

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The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel
Title
The ministry of utmost happiness
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Arundhati Roy
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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"--
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Roy, Arundhati
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-realization
  • India
Target audience
general
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The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy, (electronic resource e-book)
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http://ebooks.vaughanpl.info/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C4FFF22E-599D-4BDA-865E-AA59FB630900
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735234352
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)988709468
  • (TLC)erc0000542550
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Label
The ministry of utmost happiness : a novel, Arundhati Roy, (electronic resource e-book)
Link
http://ebooks.vaughanpl.info/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C4FFF22E-599D-4BDA-865E-AA59FB630900
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735234352
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988709468
  • (TLC)erc0000542550
System details
Click on link to see the formats available for this title
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