The God of Small Things

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2017 - Families - 368 pages
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Two twins in Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. When their English cousin and her mother arrive for a visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day

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THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

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A brilliantly constructed first novel that untangles an intricate web of sexual and caste conflict in a vivid style reminiscent of Salman Rushdie's early work. The major characters are Estha and Rahel ... Read full review

A great read for language lovers

User Review  - eammers - Borders

Big Things—colonialism, the caste system and inter-family dynamics—are encapsulated in Small Things seen through the eyes of young twin siblings Rahel and Estha. Roy’s twisty wordplay deftly spins a story of cultural and personal longing. Read full review

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About the author (2017)

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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