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Em and the Big Hoom

a novel

by Jerry Pinto

  • 161 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Manic-depressive illness,
  • Women,
  • Fiction,
  • FICTION

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJerry Pinto
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9499.4.P56 E43 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination212 pages ;
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26688245M
    ISBN 100143124765
    ISBN 109780143124764
    LC Control Number2014005738
    OCLC/WorldCa861673624

      "Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing,there is a field. I'll meet you there", said Rumi, in one of his poems. 'Em and the Big Hoom' exists in that space. This is a beautiful book about imperfect people living in an imperfect world. Em is the narrator's mother. She suffers from bipolar disorder and she.


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Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto Download PDF EPUB FB2

Em and the Big Hoom sensitively carves our the life of the Mendes family - Imelda, Em for her kids, Augustine, aka The Big Hoom, their son, the unnamed narrator and daughter, Susan.

Em's manic-depression kept the family at the edge of threshold; it seemed like a new beginning everytime - a beginning that knew no end in a closely-knit home/5.

“Em and the Big Hoom is a beautiful book, a child’s-eye view of madness and sorrow, full of love, pain, and, unaccountably, much wild comedy. One of the very best books to come out of India in a long, long, time.”Cited by: 1.

''Em and the Big Hoom is a beautiful book, a child's-eye view of madness and sorrow, full of love, pain, and, unaccountably, much wild comedy. One of the very best books to come out of India in a long, long time.'' --Salman Rushdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author ''It is utterly persuasive and deeply affecting: stylistically adventurous it is never self-indulgent; although suffused with /5().

Em and the Big Hoom is a slim little book that packs an enormous emotional wallop. This is one of those novels that will leave an impression on its readers and likely be remembered long after it's read. It will certainly resonate with those who have had experience with mental illness, and its universal theme of parent-child relationships will strike a familiar cord in many other readers as.

His noted works include, Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb () which won the Best Book on Cinema Award at the 54th National Film Awards, Surviving Women () and Asylum and Other Poems (). His first novel Em and The Big Hoom was published in /5. Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto – family life and mental turmoil in Bombay A mother's manic depression reveals Pinto's command.

Em and the Big Hoom, winner of the Crossword Book Award and the Hindu Literary Award, is his first novel. He lives in Mumbai, India. A CONVERSATION WITH JERRY PINTO. What was your inspiration for Em and the Big Hoom. I think Em and the Big Hoom was the novel I always wanted to : Penguin Publishing Group.

Praise “Em and the Big Hoom is a beautiful book, a child’s-eye view of madness and sorrow, full of love, pain, and, unaccountably, much wild comedy.

One of the very best books to come out of India in a long, long, time.” – Salman Rushdie, Best of the Booker winner for Midnight’s Children ‘A delightful debut Written with genuine compassion and sincerity, while a sprinkling of.

EM AND THE BIG HOOM is not a long novel, but it’s not a quick one either, as readers will find themselves pulled deeply into Jerry Pinto's tale of a family discombobulated by mental illness.

Written with a witty and language-loving style, the story is told from the perspective of the only son of Imelda and Augustine. 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-- /5(3). "Em and the Big hoom" is a story by Jerry Pinto of the depression-struck mother, Imelda, fondly called Em by her offsprings and Augustine aka The Big hoom, the reliable husband, the man of the house, the stoic father figure, the epitome of patience and the /5().

"Em and the Big hoom" is a story by Jerry Pinto of the depression-struck mother, Imelda, fondly called Em by her offsprings and Augustine aka The Big hoom, the reliable husband, the man of the house, the stoic father figure, the epitome of patience and the.

‘Em and the Big Hoom is a marvellously evocative book about Mumbai—and a searing tale about the havoc that mental illness wreaks on a family.’ Read more ‘Em and the Big Hoom is a joyous read that leaves you chuckling and sad, at once.’ Read more ‘Pinto’s narrative is both brutal and beautiful.’ Read more.

“Em and the Big Hoom is a beautiful book, a child’s-eye view of madness and sorrow, full of love, pain, and, unaccountably, much wild comedy. One of the very best books to come out of India in a long, long, time.”. Get this from a library. Em and the Big Hoom. [Jerry Pinto] -- She was always Em to us.

There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny. “Em and the Big Hoom is a beautiful book, a child’s-eye view of madness and sorrow, full of love, pain, and, unaccountably, much wild comedy.

One of the very best books to come out of India in a long, long, time.”. Buy Em and the big Hoom by Jerry Pinto at Amazon India.

It is a small book that comes with endorsements from Amitava Ghosh, Salman Rushdie, and Kiran Desai. The cover of Em and the big Hoom has a beautiful Gond painting-like image of a woman, and similar artwork can be seen in between chapters. It is a story well told, in nuanced layers. Em and the Big Hoom audiobook, by Jerry Pinto 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. Em and the Big Hoom is a profoundly moving book: I cannot remember when I last read something as touching as this.” – Amitav Ghosh, bestselling author of The Glass Palace ‘A near-perfect account of a psychologically troubled mother and the shockwaves felt by her family.

Em And The Big Hoom is also a superbly-produced book and Aleph Book Company deserves applause for putting so much effort into the book’s design. From the cover, to the creeping illustrations at the start of each chapter, the pages whose edges are indigo-stained and story on them, the book is a beautiful read.

Susan and the Big Hoom are sidelined. The latter is the perfect foil to Em: The straight man, stiff upper lip, solid as a rock but dull; Em has sucked up all the oxygen.

Even the son gets short shrift as the schoolboy, presto changeo, becomes a journalist. “Em and the Big Hoom is a beautiful book, a child’s-eye view of madness and sorrow, full of love, pain, and, unaccountably, much wild comedy.

One of the very best books to come out of India in a long, long, time.” – Salman Rushdie, Best of the Booker winner for Midnight’s Children.

"Em and The Big Hoom are the parents of Susan and her brother, who is the unnamed narrator of this first-person novel. Narrator Neil Shah uses his voice effectively, adding layers and depth to all of these characters.

He particularly inhabits the son as he recounts the roller-coaster ride of growing up with his bipolar mother. ‘Em and The Big Hoom’is a profoundly moving book: I cannot remember when I last read something as touching as this.

I don’t know what Jerry’s plans for it are, but I hope it appears soon and has the success it deserves. In the meanwhile, as a foretaste, here are a few paragraphs.

em and the big hoom Jerry Pinto % In a one-bedroom-hall-kitchen in Mahim, Bombay, through the last decades of the twentieth century, lived four lovebattered Mendeses: mother, father, son and daughter. Em and the Big Hoom is a marvellously evocative book about Mumbai -- and a searing tale about the havoc that mental illness wreaks on a family.

To borrow a Pintoism, it is an easy-butter-jelly-jam book to recommend." - Shabnam Minwalla, Outlook India. Featuring richly drawn characters, this engaging tale evaluates the effects of mental illness on families. Jerry Pinto's debut novel, Em and the Big Hoom, is the story of a Mumbai family trying to cope with their matriarch's bipolar disorder and the impact it has on those around her.

As the book opens we discover that Imelda Mendes ("Em") is, in her words, "mad," has attempted suicide. EM and the big HOOM- book review.

Posted on J September 8, by Khimpi Dutta. It is after a long time that I have completed a book in one sitting. The last time I achieved this feat was with Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In other words’, in The two long years were totally worth the wait. Get this from a library. Em and the Big Hoom.

[Jerry Pinto] -- In a tiny flat in Bombay, Imelda Mendes - Em to her children - holds her family in thrall with her flamboyance, her manic affection and her cruel candour.

Her husband, 'The Big Hoom', and her two. Buy Em and the Big Hoom by Pinto, Jerry (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

Jerry Pinto (born ) is a Mumbai-based Indian writer of poetry, prose and children's fiction, as well as a writes in English, and his works include, Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb () which won the Best Book on Cinema Award at the 54th National Film Awards, Surviving Women () and Asylum and Other Poems ().

His first novel Em and the Big Awards: Sahitya Akademi. Em & The Big Hoom is a lovely book. It takes a serious topic and presents it as a course of life. It takes a serious topic and presents it as a course of life.

Those willing to understand and scratch the surface will be rewarded with a world which is horrifying, dark and yet full of love and hope even in the most trying circumstances. Em and The Big Hoom Author: Jerry Pinto Publisher: Aleph Book Company Genre: Contemporary Fiction.

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In a one-bedroom-hall-kitchen in Mahim, Bombay, through the last decades of the twentieth century, lived four love-battered Mendeses: mother, father, son and n Em, the mother, driven frequently to hospital after.

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto is the story of a woman suffering from bipoar disorder and how her family comes to terms with it Now Reading Book Review:. Em and the Big Hoom Jerry Pinto. Penguin, $16 trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book Pinto’s debut offers a heartbreaking glimpse into the.

Jerry Pinto is a writer of poetry, prose, and children’s fiction, as well as a and the Big Hoom is his first novel. He is the winner of numerous literary awards, including a Winham-Campbell Prize for Fiction, the Crossword Book Award, and the Hindu Literary Award. Description of the book "Em and the Big Hoom": Brilliantly comic and almost unbearably moving, Jerry Pinto's Em and the Big Hoom is one of the most powerful and original fiction debuts of recent years.

She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember.

Jerry Pinto, author of the book 'Em and the Big Hoom.' Credit Chirodeep Chaudhuri Jerry Pinto’s first novel, “Em and the Big Hoom,” referring to the narrator’s nicknames for his parents, was released last year after decades of introspection and dozens of.

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). This book is about Em, Imelda, The Big Hoom and Augustine.

Now, Em and Imelda are technically the same person, but they aren’t the same person. Ditto with The Big Hoom and Augustine.

Life changes us one day at a time and while it still remains wonderful, it definitely doesn’t remain the same. He is now associated with MelJol, an NGO that works in the sphere of child rights. His published works include a book of poems, Asylum, and Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb, which won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema in Em and the Big Hoom is .While Jamison's novel-'An Unquiet Mind' was a memoir, almost text-book like, giving descriptions of the varied human mood states, Em and the Big Hoom is pure beautiful fiction, where the real protagonist holds you in awe as much as the brilliant play with words/5(27).'Em and the Big Hoom' by Jerry Pinto ‘Em and the Big Hoom’ by Jerry Pinto.

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