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Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter( )
Author: Roy, Anuradha
ISBN:978-0-85705-347-3
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:Quercus
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015

A stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, about religion, love and violence in the modern world.

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....
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Author Biography
Roy, Anuradha (Author)


Anuradha Roy is an Indian novelist who has won the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter. Roy's novel was selected from a shortlist of six to win the US$50,000 (A$72,907) prize, which is awarded annually to the best work of fiction pertaining to the South Asian region published in English. Her other novels include An Atlas of Impossible Longing and The Folded Earth. Her previous awards include the Crossword Book Award, the 2015 Man Booker Prize longlist, and the Hindu Literary Prize 2015 shortlist.

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