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The god of small things

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Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens when it was first published twenty years ago, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on the tragic decline of an Indian family in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family--their lonely, lovely mother Ammu (who loves by night the man her children love by day), their blind grandmother Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), their enemy Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt), and the ghost of an imperial entomologist's moth (with unusually dense dorsal tufts).When their English cousin and her mother arrive on a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever. The brilliantly plotted story uncoils with an agonizing sense of foreboding and inevitability. Yet nothing prepares you for what lies at the heart of it.
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full_title god of small things
author roy arundhati
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-18 04:19:43AM

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display_description In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, India -- Fiction, Kerala (India) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction -- Audio cassette, Social classes -- India -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction
title_display The god of small things
title_full The god of small things / Arundhati Roy, The god of small things [electronic resource] / Arundhati Roy
title_short The god of small things
topic_facet Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Social classes, Twins