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The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Joseph, Manu. (Author).
Seventeen-year-old Unni has done something terrible. The only clue to his actions lies in a comic strip he has drawn, which has fallen into the hands of his father Ousep - a nocturnal anarchist with a wife who is fantasizing about his early death. Ousep begins investigating the extraordinary life of his son, but as he circles closer and closer to the truth, he unravels a secret that shakes his family to the core. Set in Madras in the 1990s, where every adolescent male is preparing for the toughest exam in the world, this is a powerful and darkly comic story involving an alcoholic's probe into the minds of the sober, an adolescent cartoonist's dangerous interpretation of absolute truth, an inner circle of talented schizophrenics and the pure love of a 12-year-old boy for a beautiful girl.

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  • ISBN: 9780393338621
  • ISBN: 0393338622 : PAP
  • Physical Description: 344 p.;
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2013.

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