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The God of Small Things
by Roy, Arundhati

ISBN: 9780006550686
PUBLISHER: Harper Perennial
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 304
PUBLICATION DATE: 1.05.1998
DIMENSIONS: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 centimetres

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The Asian literary phenomenon of the 90s. More magical than Mistry, more of a rollicking good read than Rushdie, more nervetinglingly 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, heartstopping 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 bottompincher) and their avowed enemy Baby Kochamma (exnun and incumbent grandaunt).

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