Twenty years ago, Arundhati Roy wrote The God of Small Things ... two decades later, her second novel is well worth the wait.
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Twenty years ago, Arundhati Roy wrote The God of Small Things, a novel that captivated readers around the globe. Now, two decades later, her second novel is here, and it’s worth the wait. In The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Roy’s India is a place of both hope and despair, profound beauty and ugliness, comedy and tragedy. She masterfully weaves together the unforgettable stories of a few of the subcontinent’s denizens, creating an epic tale that is challenging in all the best ways, but also eminently readable.
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Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and heartbreaking …and so well-written. This book read like poetry. It’s one of my favorite BOTM reads!
Memphis , TN
New York, NY
Sometimes hard to follow, but beautifully written. I was ashamed of my lack of knowledge of the intense turmoil in India. Heartbreak and hope abound.