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Joseph, Manu

Works: 9 works in 88 publications in 11 languages and 1,731 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Black humor  Humorous fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9499.4.J676, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Manu Joseph
Most widely held works by Manu Joseph
The illicit happiness of other people by Manu Joseph( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Unni has done something terrible. The only clue to his actions lies in a comic strip he has drawn, which has fallen into the hands of his father Ousep - a nocturnal anarchist with a wife who is fantasizing about his early death. Ousep begins investigating the extraordinary life of his son, but as he circles closer and closer to the truth, he unravels a secret that shakes his family to the core. Set in Madras in the 1990s, where every adolescent male is preparing for the toughest exam in the world, this is a powerful and darkly comic story involving an alcoholic's probe into the minds of the sober, an adolescent cartoonist's dangerous interpretation of absolute truth, an inner circle of talented schizophrenics and the pure love of a 12-year-old boy for a beautiful girl
Serious men by Manu Joseph( Book )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ayyan Mani will not be constrained by Indian traditions. Despite working at the Institute of Theory and Research in Mumbai as the lowly personal assistant to a brilliant but insufferable astronomer, he dreams of more for himself and his family. Ever wily and ambitious, Ayyan weaves two plots: the first to cheer up his weary, soap-opera-addicted wife by creating outrageous fictions around their ten-year-old son; the other to sabotage the married director by using his boss's seeming romance with the institute's first female (and very attractive) researcher. Meanwhile, as the institute's Brahmins wage a vicious war over theories about alien life, Ayyan sees his deceptions intertwining and setting in motion a series of extraordinary events he cannot stop"--Publisher description
Miss Laila, gewapend & gevaarlijk by Manu Joseph( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the day that Hindu nationalists and their controversial leader have won a spectacular election victory, a large apartment building collapses in Mumbai. The rescue operation finds only one survivor, a man trapped under a beam, mumbling in delirium. But what he is saying is that two people are on their way to carry out a terror attack. Not only must they get him out, the police must find out what he knows, and act quickly. A young woman, Akhila Iyer, a medical student but also a notorious prankster, has rushed to the scene. She is small and light enough to crawl along to the tunnel to the dying man to administer painkillers as they try to dig him out of the rubble. Akhila is the only link between him and the police, hearing what he is whispering. Elsewhere, a young intelligence agent, Mukundan, is assigned to shadow the two terror suspects, one of whom is a teenager and the sweetheart of her street, the enigmatic Laila. And so the chase is on... Manu Joseph's new novel poses some very big questions, but at its heart are the ordinary people, the watchers and the followers, and those who are trapped when buildings fall." -- Provided by publisher
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3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Il gioco di Ayyan by Manu Joseph( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Laila, armed and dangerous by Manu Joseph( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A building collapses in Mumbai. In the debris is a man who is mumbling something in delirium. It appears that he is passing on the real-time movements of a young Muslim couple. Elsewhere, a young intelligence agent is assigned to shadow two terror suspects, one of whom is a teenager and the sweetheart of her street, Laila. Taking up a slice of recent history, the novel glares at the entire system - not just politicians, the bureaucracy, the police and lackeys, but also the good folks
The illicit happiness of other people by Manu Joseph( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ousep Chacko, journalist and failed novelist, prides himself on being?the last of the real men.? His wife, Mariamma, finds ways to feed her family despite their lack of money, but in her spare time she fantasizes about Ousep?s early death. One day, their seventeen-year-old son Unni does something terrible and inexplicable. Ousep and Mariamma separately try to solve the mystery of Unni?s action but find no answers. Three years later, Ousep receives a package that sends him back to the search. 2012
Por̲uppumikka man̲itarkaḷ by Manu Joseph( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Tamil and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Serious men
Alternative Names
Manu Joseph

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