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Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter

Jarmuli: a city of temples, a centre of healing on the edge of the ocean.

Nomi, a young girl, is taken from her family and finds herself in an ashram, overseen by a charismatic guru. But Guruji's charm masks a predatory menace, and the young girl faces danger beyond her understanding.

Twenty years later, Nomi returns to Jarmuli with a documentary film crew. All has changed in a town that she no longer knows, as tourists and market traders bustle, banter and chase their dreams amidst the temples of her youth.

Seeking the truth about what happened to her and her family, Nomi finds herself chasing shadows in a town that has reinvented itself. But when she returns to the ashram that haunts her dreams, she discovers some scars cannot be washed away.

About the Author

Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy was born in Calcutta, India in 1967.

She has won the Economist Crossword Prize for Fiction for her novel The Folded Earth, which was also nominated for several other prizes, including the Man Asian Literary Prize, the D.S.C. and the Hindu Literary Award.

Her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing (2008), has been widely translated and was named by World Literature Day as one of the sixty essential books on modern India.

She has worked as a publisher and journalist and is now editor at Permanent Black, an independent press in New Delhi.

Sleeping on Jupiter is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.