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The God of Small Things
A Novel
Written by Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things
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Category: Fiction - Literary
Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: December 2008
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7965-7 (0-8129-7965-6)
Pages: 352
Also available as an eBook.



 
Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

Praise for The God of Small Things:
“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.” —The New York Times Book Review



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Arundhati Roy was trained as an architect and is also an award-winning screenwriter. The God of Small Things is her first novel. Like her twin protagonists, she was raised near her grandmother's pickle factory in Kerala, India. She now resides in New Delhi.





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