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THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS
Fiction

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Arundhati Roy

Fiction • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

If Arundhati Roy's lyrical prose, melodic voice, and lilting accents aren't enough, the stories of Anjum, Tilottama, and a cast of society's misbegotten--interwoven with India's social and political growing pains--will keep listeners captivated. Born with both male and female genitalia and raised male, Anjum is a woman trapped in a man's body. She leaves her family home and lives with other hijra in a "House of Dreams" in Delhi. Eventually disenchanted, she moves into a cemetery, living on her family's graves. The lost souls she meets there and the sacrifices they make comprise Roy's indelible portraits of outcasts, damaged psyches, and a country suffering upheavals and uncertainty at every turn. Roy's impeccable diction makes this dense and challenging saga accessible and unforgettable. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9780525494584 $50.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780525494591 $22.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2017

CD ISBN 9780525494607 $50.00 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780525494614 $95.00

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