Books for changing the world

June 23, 2017 at 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Francis W. Parker School

Chicago: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Friday, June 23rd: Arundhati Roy

Francis W. Parker School

2233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States

312- 494-9509


Nearly 20 years after her first novel The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy returns with her much-anticipated second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Her writing in the intervening time has included thought-provoking nonfiction in subjects such as politics, activism, and investigation. Roy’s new novel shifts between moods and time frames, first-person and omniscient narration.

Publisher’s Weekly says: “Sweeping, intricate, and sometimes topical, the novel’s complexity feels essential to Roy’s vision of a bewilderingly beautiful, contradictory, and broken world.”