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An edition of Em and the Big Hoom (2014)

Em and the Big Hoom

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She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes - Em to her children - holds her family in thrall with her flamboyance, her manic affection and her cruel candour. Her husband - to whom she was once 'Buttercup' - and her two children must bear her 'microweathers', her swings from laugh-out-loud joy to dark malevolence. In 'Em and the Big Hoom', the son begins to unravel the story of his parents: the mother he loves and hates in the same moment and the unusual man who courted, married and protected her - as much from herself as from the world.

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Cover of: Em and the Big Hoom
Em and the Big Hoom
2015, Penguin Books
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Em and the Big Hoom: a novel
2014
in English
Cover of: Em and the Big Hoom
Em and the Big Hoom
2014
in English

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Published in

London

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.92
Library of Congress
PR9499.4.P56

The Physical Object

Pagination
pages cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28417597M
Internet Archive
embighoom0000pint_z9b8
ISBN 10
0241966515
ISBN 13
9780241966518
OCLC/WorldCat
896902212

Work Description

""Profoundly moving. I cannot remember when I last read something as touching as this."--Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace 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. This accomplished debut is graceful and urgent, with a one-of-a-kind voice that will stay with readers long after the last page"--

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