Sleeping on Jupiter: A Novel - Pages 7 - 52 Summary & Analysis

Anuradha Roy
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The novel opens with a story told by an unnamed narrator who is later revealed to be the character of Nomi. In the story, Nomi fondly recalls living in a hut in India when she was a young girl. Nomi lived with her parents and brothers, and their hut stood in the midst of a jungle. One day, a group of soldiers marched into the jungle and killed her father and brother. Nomi and her mother fled, but her mother was eventually taken away by a soldier. Nomi was then taken in by a group of women. One of the women gave Nomi a pair of earrings that used to belong to the dead woman’s deceased daughter. Soldiers eventually showed up to the women’s house too, forced everyone out, and burned the house down.

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