leonard mentioned in arundhatri roy novel - the ministry of utmost happiness

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leonard mentioned in arundhatri roy novel - the ministry of utmost happiness

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:26 pm

pages 360/361 in paperback.

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...Musa took out a CD from the pocket of his pheran and put it into the player. Within seconds of the opening chords of the guitar, Tilo’s eyes snapped open.

Trav’ling lady, stay awhile
until the night is over.
I’m just a station on your way,
I know I’m not your lover.

‘Leonard Cohen.’

‘Yes. Even he doesn’t know that he’s really a Kashmiri. Or that his real name is Las Kone …’

Well I lived with a child of snow
when I was a soldier,
and I fought every man for her
until the nights grew colder.

She used to wear her hair like you
except when she was sleeping,
and then she’d weave it on a loom
of smoke and gold and breathing.

And why are you so quiet now
standing there in the doorway?
You chose your journey long before
you came upon this highway.

‘How did he know?’

‘Las Kone knows everything.’"...

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Re: leonard mentioned in arundhatri roy novel - the ministry of utmost happiness

Postby tikling65 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:50 am

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is the second novel by Indian writer Arundhati Roy, published in 2017, twenty years after her debut, The God of Small Things.
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Re: leonard mentioned in arundhatri roy novel - the ministry of utmost happiness

Postby mutti » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:14 pm

Thank you so much tikling65 for letting us know. Very sweet! I liked 'The God of small things'so will read this one too.
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