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The illicit happiness of other people

Author: Manu Joseph
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2013, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manu Joseph
ISBN: 9780393338621 0393338622
OCLC Number: 783162692
Description: 344 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Manu Joseph.

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A quirky and darkly comic take on domestic life in southern India.  Read more...

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Joseph s prose is exquisitely phrased without an excess of sentimentality.... The confident, immersing voice of Illicit Happiness promises readers this is not the last we ve heard of Manu Joseph. "

 
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