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The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy / Diana Quick
Winner of the 1997 Booker Prize. The richly exotic story of the childhood the twins Esthappen and Rahel craft for themselves amongst India’s vats of banana jam and mountains of peppercorns.Here perhaps is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’ is 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).In The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy the Sunday Times bestselling author masterfully intertwines history and fiction. This award-winning book is a testament to her literary genius and storytelling prowess.For fans of Salman Rushdie (Victory City) Ali Smith (Companion piece) Alice Munro (Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You) Angela Carter (Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales) and Rebecca Wait (Our Fathers).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 7th June 2012
  • Duration 03 Hrs. 39 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780007489992