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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Paperback, 1998)

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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The phenomenon of the 90's.

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).

About the Author

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.


 Paperback | 368 pages

 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 | 268g


 HarperCollins Publishers

 Fourth Estate Ltd

 London, United Kingdom


ISBN10: 0006550681



Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor (barely visible) scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. The title page contains the following messages written in black pen: "Bernice, Happy 20th Birthday! Hope you enjoy this book! Jebby." And: "We read to know that we are not alone - William Nicholson." No other writing in margins. No missing pages.