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The Illicit Happiness Of Other People by [Joseph, Manu]

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'Quite an achievement' (The Economist)

'There's plenty to enjoy . . . the key revelations are powerful, as a final twist transforms the novel from an offbeat romp to a melancholy take on the age-old story of adolescent desire and its frustrations' (Metro)

'Both wittily funny and darkly serious' (Daily Mail)

'Joseph's prose is exquisitely phrased without an excess of sentimentality...the confident, immersing voice of ILLICIT HAPPINESS promises readers this is not the last we've heard of Manu Jospeh' (Daily Telegraph)

'A refreshing read' (Time Out)

Praise for Serious Men:

Manu Joseph's first novel elegantly describes collisions with an unyielding status quo, ably counterpointing the frustrations of the powerless with the unfulfilling realities of power. With this astute comedy of manners he makes a convincing bid for his own recognition as a novelist of serious talent, the latest addition to a roster of Indian writers who are creating fine literary art from their country's fearsome contradictions

(Peter Carty, Independent)

Manu Joseph's satirical tale of an ostensibly new India still in thrall to its caste-ridden and sexist traditions is so much more than a mere comic caper . . . Sophisticated entertainment (Catherine Taylor, Guardian)

The finest comic novelists know that a small world can illuminate a culture and an age...with this sad-funny debut Joseph does just that (Boyd Tonkin, Books to light up lazy days, Independent)

He has written a debut novel that skewers a society where new ambitions and older class divisions co-exist. From the contrasts of contemporary India, he extracts pointed, often bitter comedy (Sunday Times)

The writing is exuberant (TLS)

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Praise for Manu Joseph

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A novelist of serious talent

(Independent )

Smart and funny

(New York Times )

The finest comic novelists know that a small world can illuminate a culture and an age . . . Joseph does just that

(Boyd Tonkin, Independent )

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 867 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (8 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00RWS4VWQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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