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- Description<b>The devastatingly original debut vel from a winner of the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. Profoundly moving . . . I cant remember when I last read something as touching as this. Amitav Ghosh, author of <i>The Glass Palace</i></b> First published by a small press in India, Jerry Pinto s debut vel has already taken the literary world by storm. Suffused with compassion, humor, and hard-won wisdom, <i>Em and the Big Hoom </i>is a modern masterpiece, and its American publication is certain to be one of the major literary events of the season. Meet Imelda and Augustine, or as our young narrator calls his unusual parents <i>Em and the Big Hoom</i>. Most of the time, Em smokes endless <i>beedis </i>and sings her way through life. She is the sun around which everyone else orbits. But as enchanting and high-spirited as she can be, when Em s bipolar disorder seizes her she becomes monstrous, sometimes with calamitous consequences for herself and others. This accomplished debut is graceful and urgent, with a one-of-a-kind voice that will stay with readers long after the last page.
- Author Biography<b>Jerry Pinto</b> is a writer of poetry, prose, and children s fiction, as well as a journalist. <i>Em and the Big Hoom</i> is his first novel. He is the winner of numerous literary awards, including a 2016 Winham-Campbell Prize for Fiction, the 2013 Crossword Book Award, and the Hindu Literary Award. He lives in Mumbai, India.
- Author(s)Jerry Pinto
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication24/06/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight213 g
- Width133 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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