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. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. 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 - to whom she was ...

Em and the Big Hoom 2015, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780241966518


Em and the Big Hoom 2014, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780143124764

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Em and the Big Hoom 2014, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670923588