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Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter

  • Title: Sleeping on Jupiter
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  • ISBN : 9789350099360
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 250 pages


A train stops at a railway station A young woman jumps off She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air She looks Indian, yet she is somehow not The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encou A train stops at a railway station A young woman jumps off She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air She looks Indian, yet she is somehow not The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again What is someone like her doing in this remote corner, which attracts only worshippers Over the next five days, the old women live out their long planned dream of a holiday together their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons The full force of the evil and violence beneath the serene surface of the town becomes evident when their lives overlap and collide Unexpected connections are revealed between devotion and violence, friendship and fear as Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark past that transforms all who encounter it This is a stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, about religion, love, and violence in the modern world


Author Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy was educated in Hyderabad, Calcutta and Cambridge UK She is an editor at Permanent Black, an independent press publishing in South Asian history, politics and culture She lives mainly in Ranikhet, India, with her husband Rukun Advani and their dog, Biscoot.




Sleeping on Jupiter Reviews (31)

  • I really don t know how to rate this book I hate to slam it and the author because there truly was so much potential in it in terms of content, literary writing, and subject matter.I went into it without reading what it would be about Perhaps I should have This is a rollercoaster of a novel, not in [..]

  • Our narrator, Nomi, retells the stories from her traumatic childhood and paints a harsh picture of Indian society In a couple of days she witnesses her father s murder and is deserted by her mother, the beginning of this novel is gripping and the prose exudes brutal brilliance However, as we read on [..]

  • I am not sure quite what to make of this story set in a temple resort on the east coast of India, but it was certainly intriguing Nomi is a girl orphaned by war, then brought up in an abusive ashram, who has escaped and eventually been adopted by a British woman She returns to the resort as a young [..]

  • Sleeping on Jupiter is a beautifully written novel and longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize Anuradha Roy brings us a taste of India with a fascinating mix of characters and a main narrative that covers a few days when their lives intersect Nomi is the lead character and it s her story and her pa [..]

  • 2.5 5 Video review is here [..]

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