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Ministry of Utmost Happiness

ISBN: 9780241980767
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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION

SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER

FROM THE BOOKER-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

'A sprawling kaleidescopic fable' Guardian, Books of the Year

'A dazzling return to form' Independent

'An astonishing intimate epic. This is the novel one hoped Arundhati Roy would write about India' Daily Telegraph

'At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke . . .'

Anjum lives in a graveyard and gathers around her the misfits and outcasts of Delhi's streets. Tilo is a Kashmiri whose fate is to be loved by three men. When Anjum takes in an abandoned baby, it is Tilo who claims the child as her own - and so begins a tale that will sweep across twenty years, and cross the cities and forests of a teeming continent . . .

'Glorious, colourful and compelling. Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times

'The book filled me with awe... Propulsive, playful, gorgeous' New York Times Book Review

'The unmissable literary read of the summer. With its insights into human nature, its memorable characters and its luscious prose, Ministry is well worth the wait' Time

'Staggeringly beautiful - a fierce, fabulously disobedient novel... Roy is writing at the height of her powers... Urgent, intimate ecstatic' Boston Globe

'A searing portrait of modern India' Tatler

'This vast novel will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington Post

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION

SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER

FROM THE BOOKER-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

'A sprawling kaleidescopic fable' Guardian, Books of the Year

'A dazzling return to form' Independent

'An astonishing intimate epic. This is the novel one hoped Arundhati Roy would write about India' Daily Telegraph

'At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke . . .'

Anjum lives in a graveyard and gathers around her the misfits and outcasts of Delhi's streets. Tilo is a Kashmiri whose fate is to be loved by three men. When Anjum takes in an abandoned baby, it is Tilo who claims the child as her own - and so begins a tale that will sweep across twenty years, and cross the cities and forests of a teeming continent . . .

'Glorious, colourful and compelling. Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times

'The book filled me with awe... Propulsive, playful, gorgeous' New York Times Book Review

'The unmissable literary read of the summer. With its insights into human nature, its memorable characters and its luscious prose, Ministry is well worth the wait' Time

'Staggeringly beautiful - a fierce, fabulously disobedient novel... Roy is writing at the height of her powers... Urgent, intimate ecstatic' Boston Globe

'A searing portrait of modern India' Tatler

'This vast novel will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington Post

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