Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter

by Anuradha Roy

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555977511
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 495,708
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anuradha Roy is the author of The Folded Earth, which won the Economist Crossword Prize, and An Atlas of Impossible Longing, which was named a best book of the year by The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She lives in Ranikhet, India.

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Sleeping on Jupiter: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Eleanorcowan More than 1 year ago
Misogyny and Pedophilia. A universal contempt for girls, boys, and women is now confronted with sharp intelligence and even better, strong, skilled preparedness. A mesmerizing web of association, observable only by the reader, link devastating pasts to an enlightened, loving present - available, though, only to those who do the hard work of personal evolution. There's fresh joy for survivors of patriarchal privilege. Eleanor Cowan, Author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife