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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Vintage)

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Vintage)

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"Even for booksellers, who never have any shortage of books to read and authors to admire, there are certain books that we love or anticipate above others. Shortly after it was published in 1997, The God of Small Things won the Man Booker Prize and was named a New York Times Notable book, and it has gone on to become a book beloved of readers worldwide. In the intervening years, Arundhati Roy has become a dedicated political activist and has written essays and book-length non-fiction on myriad issues of global importance, from the warnings of the dangers of nuclear proliferation to critiques of contemporary imperialism. With news that her second novel was forthcoming in 2017, anticipation has run high, and I can tell you it has been worth the wait."

Rachel C.

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Author Arundhati Roy
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 2018-05-01
Section Fiction / New Titles - Paperback / All Staff Suggestions / Rachel C.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780525434818

National Bestseller  Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize  One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * Minneapolis Star Tribune * NPR * Newsday * The Guardian * Financial Times * The Christian Science Monitor  The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. Braiding together the lives of a diverse cast of characters who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope, here Arundhati Roy reinvents what a novel can do and can be.

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