Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter

Book - 2015
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Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, a tale of love, faith, history and violence in modern India finds three elderly women assisting a young foreign documentary filmmaker while sharing a long-coveted holiday on the remote seaside and in the temples of Jarmuli.- NoveList.
Publisher: London :, MacLehose Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781848666900
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 23 cm

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uncommonreader
Nov 16, 2017

In an understated way, Roy tackles the issues of sexual abuse of children, violence against women and misogyny in this story of an orphaned girl who, haunted by early events in her life, returns to India as an adult to explore her past. The novel is very well-written and easy to read despite its themes.

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laphampeak
Dec 04, 2016

The set of of the story centers around Nomi who was taken into an evil Ashram, orphaned and abused. The author adds three senior women on a last trip together, and Suraj who accompanies Nomi later in life as she retraces the past. Somehow I thought the characters were to find a commonality and that the end would bring it all together. It didn't. I kept thinking I missed something. Disappointing.

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dmd1949
Oct 15, 2016

I totally agree with the previous review. At the end, if you can call it that, I thought I was missing something. Some very good parts but this book left me unsatisfied.

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