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Bombay Street Food

828 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M5S 1Z7

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Please join us for Dinner (3-course prix fixe) at Bombay Street Food! After dinner, we will head down together to meet Arundhati Roy and hear her speak about our long-awaited novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Ticket price of $26 includes Dinner, Transportation to Book Launch, and Book Launch Ticket Price.

Dinner will be available between 5-6:45pm at Bombay Street Food. We will leave for the launch at 6:45pm and will have reserved seats at Bloor Street United Church for the Event.

Another Story Bookshop and Hamish Hamilton present the Toronto book launch for Arundhati Roy's new novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness." Event will include a reading, Q&A with the audience and a book signing.


This event is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety—in search of meaning, and of love.
​In a graveyard outside the walls of Old Delhi, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby suddenly appears, just after midnight. In a snowy valley, a bereaved father writes a letter to his five-year-old daughter about the people who came to her funeral. In a second-floor apartment, a lone woman chain-smokes as she reads through her old notebooks. At the Jannat Guest House, two people who have known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around each other, as though they have just met.

A braided narrative of astonishing force and originality, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once a love story and a provocation—a novel as inventive as it is emotionally engaging. It is told with a whisper, in a shout, through joyous tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Its heroes, both present and departed, have been broken by the world we live in—and then mended by love. For this reason, they will never surrender.

ARUNDHATI ROY is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her nonfiction writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic, and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, and most recently, Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, coauthored with John Cusack.

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