Em and the Big Hoom

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Authors: Jerry Pinto

9789382277316 | PB | pp.240 | 2013 | Aleph Book Company

A searing, and at times darkly funny, study of mental illness, Jerry Pintos first novel is also a deeply moving story about love and family relationships.

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In a one-bedroom-hall-kitchen in Mahim Bombay, Imelda Mendes Em to her children holds her family in thrall with her flamboyance, her compelling imagination, her unspoken love, her sometimes cruel candour. Through this, her husband, to whom she was once buttercup, her son and daughter learn to cope with her mania and her frequent wish to die.

A searing, and at times darkly funny, study of mental illness, Jerry Pintos first novel is also a deeply moving story about love and family relationships.

Additional information

Author:

Jerry Pinto

ISBN:

9789382277316

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

240

Year of Publishing:

2013

Publisher:

Aleph Book Company

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Jerry Pinto lives and works in Mumbai. He has been a mathematics tutor, school librarian, journalist and columnist. He is now associated with MelJol, an NGO that works in the sphere of child rights. His published works include a book of poems, Asylum, and Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb, which won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema in 2007. Em and the Big Hoom is his first novel.

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