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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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Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roys 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 irrevokably 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. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, 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.

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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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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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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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jdidlick, January 24, 2010 (view all comments by jdidlick)
Of all the books I have read in the past ten years, this one by far has stood out to me. Her style of writing is very gravitational for the reader, as it is original and daring in its approach. The depth of the characters' and their emotions through universal conflicts enables any reader to be able to empathize with the characters. Also she is able to give significance to the setting and culture of India in the characters and vivid descriptions of the locations of the story. A great read for anyone in need of a book of substance.
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ISBN:
9780812979657
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Roy, Arundhati
Publisher:
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Subject:
Literary
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Domestic fiction
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Psychological fiction
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General Fiction
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20081216
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English
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352
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"Synopsis" by , "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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"Synopsis" by , Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roys 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 irrevokably 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. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, 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.
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