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Southern India 1969. Here, armed only with the invincible innocence of children, Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, who loves by night the same man her children adore by day...their blind grandmother, who plays Handel on her violin...their beloved uncle, A Rhodes Scholar pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher...their enemy, an ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt...and the ghost of an imperial entomologist' s moth. But when their English cousin and her mother arrive for a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in an instant, that lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever. The brilliantly plotted story uncoils with an agonizing sense of foreboding and inevitability. Yet nothing prepares you for what lies at the heart of it.

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"A banquet for all the senses," said "Newsweek" of this bestselling and Booker Prize-winning literary novel--a richly textured first book about the tragic decline of one family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love.

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Arundhati Roy was trained as an architect. She has worked as a production designer and written the screenplays for two films. She lives in New Delhi. This is her first book.

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Sitara, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by Sitara)
I couldn't breathe when I'd finished this - Roy has spectacular range of motion, and an eye for beauty and horror side by side that I haven't found anywhere else. She follows the fall out of one woman's life in the lives of everyone around her, especially her twin son and daughter, moving lazily backwards in time. Underneath and throughout the story throbs the lush history and scenery of Southern India. Though some mysterious power, Roy has bent down and found a way to imbue insects and plants life with magic. Esthappen and Rahel see the world in their own small way...and Roy seems to make the point that these small things are the ones worth clutching at. Loving big sometimes costs too much too be worth it. Though the book is graphic and at times, desperately sad, it carries an intense beauty with it and asks the reader what the Cost of Living is and why we keep living in spite of it. An absolute recommend.
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Mary Stewart, January 12, 2011 (view all comments by Mary Stewart)
A moving, poetic love story that opens a magical window to Indian culture, caste system and life.
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JLB9698, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by JLB9698)
This book amply demonstrates that we are all basically simple human beings who just want to be loved and respected. It is the saddest book I have read....so much unfairness of things. I was profoundly affected.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812979657
Author:
Roy, Arundhati
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Literary
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Domestic fiction
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Psychological fiction
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General Fiction
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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
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081231
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TRADE PAPER
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Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .7 in .625 lb

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