The Illicit Happiness of Other People: A Novel

The Illicit Happiness of Other People: A Novel

Manu Joseph

A quirky and darkly comedian tackle family existence in southern India.

Ousep Chacko, journalist and failed novelist, prides himself on being “the final of the true men.” This comprises waking associates upon returning overdue from the pub. His spouse Mariamma stretches their cash, increases their boys, and, in her spare time, gleefully fantasizes approximately Ousep loss of life. at some point, their probably chuffed seventeen-year-old son Unni—an obsessed comic-book artist—falls from the balcony, leaving them to wonder if it used to be an coincidence. 3 years later, Ousep gets a package deal that sends him looking for the reply, hounding his son’s former associates, attending a cartoonists’ assembly, or even accosting a well-known neurosurgeon. in the meantime, more youthful son Thoma, lacking his brother, falls head over heels for the a lot older woman who befriended them either. Haughty and gorgeous, she has her personal secrets and techniques. The Illicit Happiness of different People—a shrewdpermanent, wry, and poignant novel—teases you with its secret, philosophy, and not going love tale.

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