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The God of Small Things By Arundhati Roy

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The literary phenomenon of the year.

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The literary phenomenon of the year.

More magical than Mistry, more of a rollicking good read than Rushdie, more nerve-tinglingly imagined than Naipaul, here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy has written an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping language, wry comedy and a hint of magical realism.

Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, Southern India, The God of Small Things tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother's factory, they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family - their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist and bottom-pincher) and their avowed enemy Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grand-aunt).

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'In part a perfectly paced mystery story, in part an Indian Wuthering Heights: a gorgeous and seductive fever dream of a novel, and a truly spectacular debut.'
Kirkus

'The God of Small Things genuinely is a masterpiece, utterly exceptional in every way, and there can be little doubt that posterity will place it very near the top of any shortlist of Indian novels published this century.'
William Dalyrmple, Harpers and Queen.

'The quality of Ms. Roy's narration is so extraordinary - at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple - that the reader remains enthralled all the way through to its agonizing finish... it evokes in the reader a feeling of gratitude and wonderment.'
New York Times

About Arundhati Roy


Arundhati Roy is an award-winning film-maker and a trained architect. The God of Small Things is her first novel.

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GOR001252279
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1997-10-06
352
0006551092
9780006551096
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1997 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for Best of the Bestsellers 1998
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