The Illicit Happiness of Other People: A Novel

The Illicit Happiness of Other People: A Novel

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A quirky and darkly comic take on domestic life in southern India.Ousep Chacko, journalist and failed novelist, prides himself on being "the last of the real men." This includes waking neighbors upon returning late from the pub. His wife Mariamma stretches their money, raises their two boys, and, in her spare time, gleefully fantasizes about Ousep dying. One day, their seemingly happy seventeen-year-old son Unni-an obsessed comic-book artist-falls from the balcony,… (more)

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Joseph writes with extraordinary wit, cunning and sympathy about both family relationships and ultimate mysteries.

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Book Details  


Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (December 31, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 781 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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