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The God of Small Things

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    Arundhati Roy(Author)

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‘They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.’

This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother’s factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt).

Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize-winning novel was the literary sensation of the 1990s: a story anchored to anguish but fuelled by wit and magic.

In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that's completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences of culture and language.

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  • PDF | 368 pages
  • Arundhati Roy(Author)
  • Harper Perennial; New Ed edition (5 May 2004)
  • English
  • 6
  • Fiction

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  • By Geldriia on 23 April 2017

    Story of the twins and their family, leading from everyday happenings to heartbreaking ends. They way we jump between childhood and adulthood and describe the stories either as memories or as actual happenings from the kid's point of view, manages to gradually build up the tension and the painful end of the book. Excellent read.

  • By Amanda Amarotico on 20 June 2017

    Sorry it took so long to get to.What a great writer. Love her metaphors and I'm learning so much about the history of a place where some of my beloved friends and colleagues are from. Can't put the book down!

  • By Diva on 1 May 2017

    An excellent read, looking forward to her latest book.

  • By Essex Girl on 14 September 2017

    Bought for my book club. A good read but it did take me a while to get into the swing of it. Would definitely read this author again.

  • By Mr. Graham L. Vine on 20 June 2017

    A beautifully put together book. Enjoyed reading it immensely.

  • By MJ on 31 August 2017

    The single most touching and intriguing book I've ever read. It can't be explained. It's a complex novel with prose so tight it reads like poetry

  • By joey on 3 August 2017

    looking forward to reading her new publication

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