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Sleeping on Jupiter

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015

A stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, about religion, love and violence in the modern world.

A train stops at a railway station. A young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air. She looks Indian, yet she is somehow not. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping.

The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again. What is someone like her doing in this remote corner, which attracts only worshippers?

Over the next five days, the old women live out their long-planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love; and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons.

The full force of the evil and violence beneath the serene surface of the town becomes evident when their lives overlap and collide. Unexpected connections are revealed between devotion and violence, friendship and fear, as Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark past that transforms all who encounter it.

 
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Used availability for Anuradha Roy's Sleeping on Jupiter


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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
ISBN: 0-85705-346-9 / 978-0-85705-346-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Sleeping On Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
ISBN: 9350099365 / 978-9350099360
Publisher: Hachette India
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter: A Novel
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
ISBN: 1-55597-751-0 / 978-1-55597-751-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
ISBN: 1-84866-690-X / 978-1-84866-690-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
ISBN: 0-85705-347-7 / 978-0-85705-347-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
ISBN: 1-68168-178-1 / 978-1-68168-178-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter: A Novel
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   

April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sleeping on Jupiter
Author(s): Anuradha Roy
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


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