Em and the Big Hoom

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""Profoundly moving. I cannot remember when I last read something as touching as this." -Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace First published by a small press in India, Jerry Pinto's devastatingly original debut novel has already taken the literary world by storm. Suffused with compassion, humor, and hard-won wisdom, Em and the Big Hoom 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-Em and the Big Hoom. Most of the time, Em smokes endless beedis 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"--
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, FICTION / Literary, Goans -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction, Manic-depressive illness -- Fiction, Mumbai (India) -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction, Women -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction, Women with mental disabilities -- India -- Mumbai -- Fiction
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topic_facet Goans, Manic-depressive illness, Women, Women with mental disabilities