The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things (Paperback)

By Arundhati Roy 
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0060977493
EAN: 9780060977498
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 336
Binding: Paperback

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Description

"A banquet for all the senses", said "Newsweek" of this bestselling and Booker Prize-winning literary novel--a richly textured first book about the tragic decline of one family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love.
The story of the tragic decline of an Indian family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love, The God of Small Things is set in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family -- their lonely, lovely mother, Ammu (who loves by night the man her children love by day), their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt), and the ghost of an imperial entomologist's moth (with unusually dense dorsal tufts).

When their English cousin and her mother arrive on a Christmas visit, the twins learn that Things Can Change in a Day. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever. The brilliantly plotted story uncoils with an agonizing sense of foreboding and inevitability. Yet nothing prepares you for what lies at the heart of it.

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Specification

Title: The God of Small Things
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Author: Arundhati Roy
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0060977493
EAN: 9780060977498
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 336
Binding: Paperback

The God of Small Things Review

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By Guest, 2014-05-20 15:48:58.0

This is one of the best literary works I have ever read. It was like a wonderful real journeys through the lives of Rahel and Estha, the twins whose story Roy tells. It was vivid and like a dream happening right in front of my eyes.

Booker Prize Winner Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5 Rating of 3 out of 5
By Nicks, 2008-06-30 14:05:15.0

Arundhati Roy received Booker Prize in 1997 for her debut novel “ The God of Small Things”. She has used unique and expressive language that is easy reading and accessible. The story is about two twins Rahel and her brother Estha. in a small village in India. Their family has a pickle factory that comes into conflict with the communists. They lost their childhood as they are trapped in tragedy in a single day that change their lives forever. The book is well written. This book has all the elements that make it a successful book.

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