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The international publishing sensation of 1997 — translated into 18 languages — a magical, sophisticated tour de force.

The God of Small Things heralds a voice so powerful and original that it burns itself into the reader's memory. Set mainly in Kerala, India, in 1969, it is the story of Rahel and her twin brother Estha, who learn that their whole world can change in a single day, that love and life can be lost in a moment. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they seek to craft a childhood for themselves amid the wreckage that constitutes their family. Sweet and heartbreaking, ribald and profound, this is a novel to set beside those of Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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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ISBN:
9780679309413
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Roy, Arundhati
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
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Subject:
fiction;india;novel;twins;booker prize;family;literature;magical realism;20th century;indian literature;childhood;contemporary fiction;caste;love;contemporary;kerala;indien;literary fiction;booker prize winner;caste system;siblings;1990s;arundhati roy;tra
Subject:
fiction;india;novel;twins;booker prize;family;literature;magical realism;indian literature;20th century;childhood;contemporary fiction;love;caste;contemporary;kerala;indien;booker prize winner;literary fiction;caste system;siblings;1990s;tragedy;arundhati
Subject:
fiction;india;novel;twins;booker prize;family;literature;magical realism;indian literature;20th century;childhood;contemporary fiction;love;contemporary;caste;kerala;indien;indian fiction;booker prize winner;literary fiction;siblings;caste system;1990s;tr
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.94 in 0.625 lb

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