The ministry of utmost happiness a novel

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New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2017, p2017.
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Unabridged.
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New York Times Best Seller Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus, The Washington Post, Newsday , and the Hudson Group A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years 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. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love--and by hope. The tale begins with Anjum--who used to be Aftab--unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her--including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo's landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi. As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and can be. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts.
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English
ISBN:
9780525494614

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Downloadable audio file.
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Title from title screen.
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
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Narrated by Arundhati Roy.
Description
A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years 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. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love-and by hope. The tale begins with Anjum-who used to be Aftab-unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her-including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo's landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi. As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and can be. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts.
Additional Physical Form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System Details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Roy, A. (20172017). The ministry of utmost happiness: a novel. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roy, Arundhati. 20172017. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roy, Arundhati, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20172017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Roy, Arundhati. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20172017.

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