Set in Bombay during the last decades of the twentieth century, Em and The Big Hoom tells the compelling story of the Mendeses mother, father, daughter and son. Between Em, the beedi smoking, hyperactive mother, driven frequently to hospital by her mania and failed suicide attempts and the Big Hoom, the rock solid, dependable father, trying to hold things together as best he can, they are an extraordinary family.
Em And The Big Hoom
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Jerry Pinto is a Bombay-based writer of poetry, prose, non-fiction and children’s fiction as well as a journalist and a lecturer. He has won the National Film Award for best book on cinema for Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb; the Hindu Literary Prize, the Crossword Book Award (fiction) and the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award for Em and the Big Hoom.
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