Sleeping on Jupiter

A Novel
Product Number: EB00683779
Released: Sep 06, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781555979478
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, a novel about violence, love, and religion in modern India On a train bound for the seaside town of Jarmuli, known for its temples, three elderly women meet a young documentary filmmaker named Nomi, whose braided hair, tattoos, and foreign air set her apart. At a brief stop en route, the women witness a sudden assault on Nomi that leaves her stranded as the train pulls away. Later in Jarmuli, among pilgrims, priests, and ashrams, the women disembark only to find that Nomi has managed to arrive on her own. What is someone like her, clearly not a worshipper, doing in this remote place? Over the next five days, the women live out their long-planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide pursues a forbidden love; and Nomi is joined by a photographer to scout locations for a documentary. As their lives overlap and collide, Nomi's past comes into focus, and the serene surface of the town is punctured by violence and abuse as Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark history that transforms all who encounter it. A haunting, vibrant novel that was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and short-listed for the Hindu Literary Prize, Anuradha Roy's Sleeping on Jupiter is a brilliantly told story of contemporary India from an internationally acclaimed writer.

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Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Original Publish Date: Sep 06, 2016

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Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Narrator(s): Deepti Gupta
Product Number DD24258
Released: Sep 16, 2016
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681681788
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Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Narrator(s): Deepti Gupta
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Released: Sep 16, 2016
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681681795

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