Em and the Big Hoom

Em and the Big Hoom

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014
ISBN: 9780143124764
0143124765
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pin
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 20 cm

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JudithE
Oct 18, 2014

This is about living with a bipolar, often suicidal, sometimes schizophrenic mother, and it's quite interesting.

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mclarjh
Sep 08, 2014

Comical, but light and too fantastic to be affecting.

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