Em And The Big Hoom

First published by a small press in India, Jerry Pinto's devastatingly original debut novel has already taken the literary world by storm. Suffused with compassion, humor, and hard-won wisdom, "Em and the Big Hoom "is a modern masterpiece, and its American publication is certain to be one of the major literary events of the season. Meet Imelda and Augustine, or--as our young narrator calls his unusual parents--"Em and the Big Hoom." Most of the time, Em smokes endless "beedis "and sings her way through life. She is the sun around which everyone else orbits. But as enchanting and high-spirited as she can be, when Em's bipolar disorder seizes her she becomes monstrous, sometimes with calamitous consequences for herself and others.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780143124764
Categories Asian Literature, BX, Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Jerry Pinto
Publisher Penguin
Pages 220
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.0cm x 1.6cm x 19.6cm
Weight 0.28 kg
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