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Nearly 20 years after her first appearance in Seattle for The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy returns with her much-anticipated second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Her writing in the intervening time has included thought-provoking nonfiction in subjects such as politics, activism, and investigation. Roy’s new novel shifts between moods and time frames, first-person and omniscient narration. Publisher’s Weekly says: “Sweeping, intricate, and sometimes topical, the novel’s complexity feels essential to Roy’s vision of a bewilderingly beautiful, contradictory, and broken world.”
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