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The God of Small Things

Paperback edition released 05/05/1998

by Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things Synopsis

'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt). Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel was the literary sensation of the 1990s: a story anchored to anguish but fuelled by wit and magic.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780006550686
Publication date: 5th May 1998
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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About Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is an award-winning filmmaker and a trained architect. In 1997 she won the Booker Prize for 'The God of Small Things'. She lives in New Delhi.

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