NOVEL OF THE MONTH
Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
Philip very much enjoyed this rich Booker-shortlisted offering from Indian author Anuradha Roy, now out in paperback. He says “In a town of exotic temples by the sea the protagonists of Sleeping on Jupiter, young and old, male and female, deal with their anxieties, prejudices and emotions as they visit for a variety of reasons.
Their histories and hypocrisies are channelled through the persona of Nomi who has her own even more potent quest to fulfil. Anuradha Roy writes powerful and beautiful prose. Her two previous novels also come highly recommended”