The God of Small Things: A Novel


The God of Small Things: A Novel Author Arundhati Roy
ISBN-10 0812979656
ISBN-13 9780812979657
Year 2008-12-16
Pages 333
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969 from the author of the upcoming The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens Arundhati Roys modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga forbidden love story and piercing political drama The seven year old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably 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 Praise for The God of Small Things Dazzling as subtle as it is powerful Michiko Kakutani The New York Times The God of Small Things offers such magic mystery and sadness that literally this reader turned the last page and decided to reread it Immediately Its that haunting USA Today The quality of Ms Roys narration is so extraordinaryat once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supplethat the reader remains enthralled all the way through The New York Times Book Review A novel of real ambition must invent its own language and this one does John Updike The New Yorker Outstanding A glowing first novel Newsweek Splendid and stunning The Washington Post Book World

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