The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Bog, Paperback, Engelsk)

Af: Arundhati Roy


Nedsat pris! The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Forlag: Hamish Hamilton
Format: Paperback
Type: Bog
Sprog: Engelsk
ISBN-13: 9780241303986
Udgivelsesdato: 06-06-2017
Oplagsdato: 06-06-2017
Første udgivelsesår: 2017
Indbinding: Paperback
Sideantal: 464
Formater / udgaver
112,10 kr

Status : Mangler pt.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017. 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 bestseller 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.

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