Em and the Big Hoom
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Em and the Big Hoom  (English, Paperback, Jerry Pinto)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa
    • ISBN: 9789382277316, 9382277315
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 240
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    Em And The Big Hoom is a touching story about love and family relationships. It is a story of a mother, father and two children, and their everyday struggle in dealing with their tragedy stricken family. It is a narration by the son who speaks of the unconditional love that his father, The Bog Hoom, had for his mother, Em. Though the story is about the chaos that exists in a family, it is different in the way it speaks of love.

    Summary of the Book

    Em, The Big Hoom and their two children live in a small apartment in Mahim, Mumbai. The mother, Em, has managed to make her family a slave to her state of mind and is sometimes flamboyant, has a compelling imagination, and at times makes cruel judgments. She seldom speaks of or shows her love for her family. Her husband and family still hold on because of their love for her. They learn to live with her manic behaviour and frequent wish to die. The novel is a study of a mental illness and contains dark humour. It is also a critical and deeply moving story by the author, Jerry Pinto.

    About Jerry Pinto

    Jerry Pinto is an Indian writer who is based in Mumbai. He writes poetry, prose and children’s fiction in English. He is also a journalist. Some of his works include: Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb, Surviving Women and Asylum and Other Poems.

    Em and The Big Hoom was his first novel. His book Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb won the Best Book on Cinema Award at the 54th National Film Awards.

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    Publication Year
    • 2013
    Awards
    • Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize
    Award Year
    • 2013
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    • Jerry Pinto
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    4

    A beautiful book

    Most often, I avoid books by Indian authors because they tend to be too clichéd or very melodramatic. Em and the big hoom pleasantly surprised me. The book was touching and deeply moving. Mr. Pinto beautifully anneals emotions from the first to the last page of this book. I liked the book so much that I have already gifted it to 7 people. A must read. And, it explores so many contestations that we take for granted as given in society
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    Meenakshi Nair

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    26 Aug, 2015

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    Well deserved literary award

    This book rightfully deserved the hindu literary award this year.Just finished the book last night. I'm still reeling under its influence. Jerry Pinto takes you on a roller coaster emotional ride. I'm still not able to believe that it's a work of fiction. It involves the reader so much that you empathise with the characters. Unlike books about people with mental illness that are either too self indulgent or self piteous this one's straight from the heart of the protagonist's son and believe m...
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    Vishwanath Praveen

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    25 Mar, 2013

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    One of the best books I've read

    I discovered this book through flipkart recommendations and the title seemed interesting so, I ordered it. It has been a delight since page 1. Dark humour and emotions mixed in just the right proportions, it is a book for all sensitive minds. Don't think twice, go ahead, order it! Also amazing delivery and speed by WS retail.
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    Abhyudaya Shrivastava

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    20 Jan, 2015

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    5

    Brilliant

    Loved it. Please buy - totally worth it!
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    Wonderful

    Very good service. Fastest delivery. Happy with Flipkart.
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    Bhushan Kumar

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    29 Jan, 2018

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    Terrific

    It's one of the best books I've ever read..loved it so much
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    16 May, 2017

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    Really Nice

    A very emotional writing. Everyone may not like it as its also complicated emotions... But very intricately written..
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    Kitty Basumatary

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    Must buy!

    Brilliant!
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    Indian Writer Excels

    Yes an Indian Writer has as much depth. Em is a enjoyable fable and recommended for serious reading i enjoyed the book as much and surely rcommend a quick read. Jerry Pinto is good in this one
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    Mandeep Duggal

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    29 Mar, 2015

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    A brilliant book

    This book is for keepers. The story of the schizophrenic mother and her family leaves you with tears and that fuzzy warmth at the same time.
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    Namitha Varma Rajesh

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    11 Nov, 2014

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