Thorndike Press

Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Arundhati Roy
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  • ISBN-10: 0525590099
  • ISBN-13: 9780525590095
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released August 2017
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus, The Washington Post, Newsday, and the Hudson Group

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Brilliant . . . well worth the wait. Roy looks unflinchingly at poverty, human cruelty, and the absurdities of modern war; somehow, she turns it into poetry. Highly recommended.”

— Library Journal (starred)