The God of Small Things
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God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Book DescriptionWinner of the 1997 Booker Prize. The richly exotic story of the childhood the twins Esthappen and Rahel craft for themselves amongst India's vats of banana jam and mountains of peppercorns. Now available for the fist time on CD. More magical than Mistry, more of a rollicking good read than Rushdie, more nerve-tinglingly imagined than Naipaul, here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy has written an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping language, wry comedy and a hint of magical realism. Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, Southern India, 'The God of Small Things' tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother's factory, they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family - their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist and bottom-pincher) and their avowed enemy Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grand-aunt).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007258024
(125mm x 142mm x mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy is an award-winning film-maker and a trained architect. 'The God of Small Things' is her first novel.
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