The God of Small Things: Winner of the Booker Prize By Arundhati Roy

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The God of Small Things: Winner of the Booker Prize By (author) Arundhati Roy ISBN:9780006550686

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The Asian literary phenomenon of the 90s.

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).

The God of Small Things: Winner of the Booker Prize By (author) Arundhati Roy ISBN:9780006550686

Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1997

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003

 

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Weight 260 g
Dimensions 23 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.

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