Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"On a train bound for the seaside town of Jarmuli, three women in their sixties witness an assault on a young documentary filmmaker named Nomi. The women are disturbed, but shrug off the encounter. Among Jarmuli's pilgrims, priests, and temples, the three women live out their long-planned holiday together, while Nomi searches for clues to her past in a local ashram. As their lives overlap and collide, the town's serene surface is punctured by violence as its long, dark history becomes impossible to ignore"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781555977511
Branch Call Number: FIC ROY, ANURADHA
Characteristics: 250 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 30, 2018

Excellent book well worth reading for anyone open to exploring the culture completely different from ours.

Nov 16, 2017

In an understated way, Roy tackles the issues of sexual abuse of children, violence against women and misogyny in this story of an orphaned girl who, haunted by early events in her life, returns to India as an adult to explore her past. The novel is very well-written and easy to read despite its themes.

Dec 04, 2016

The set of of the story centers around Nomi who was taken into an evil Ashram, orphaned and abused. The author adds three senior women on a last trip together, and Suraj who accompanies Nomi later in life as she retraces the past. Somehow I thought the characters were to find a commonality and that the end would bring it all together. It didn't. I kept thinking I missed something. Disappointing.

Oct 15, 2016

I totally agree with the previous review. At the end, if you can call it that, I thought I was missing something. Some very good parts but this book left me unsatisfied.


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