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The God of Small Things

Category: Book
By (author): Roy, Arundhati
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Sagas
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.99in x 5.27in x 0.84in
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From The Publisher*The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy's 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.
Review Quote*"A work of highly conscious art-A Tiger Woodsian début - the author hits the long, socio-cosmic ball but is also exquisite in her short game. Like a devotionally built temple, The God of Small Things builds a massive interlocking structure of fine, intensely felt details."-John Updike, The New Yorker

"A gorgeous and seductive fever dream of a novel, and a truly spectacular début."-Kirkus Reviews

"With sensuous prose, a dreamlike style infused with breathtakingly beautiful images and keen insights into human nature, Roy's début novel charts fresh territory in the genre of magical, prismatic literature-Roy's clarity of vision is remarkable, her voice original, her story beautifully constructed and masterfully told."-Publishers Weekly (*starred review)

"A work that is complex in structure, sophisticated in its handling of time, and bold in its themes. But perhaps what is most remarkable is Roy's deft use of language."-Maclean's

"A compelling tale of forbidden love and its catastrophic consequences, wonderfully vivid-Arundhati Roy's novel has a magic and mystery all its own."-The Toronto Star

"Roy weaves her bold and startling narrative in sequences of luminously rendered scenes-remarkable."-The Globe and Mail

"Drenched with poetic image and saturated with wisdom, the book's rich tapestry is a tour de force in good storytelling, a book to savour and remember."-The London Free Press

"A first novel of remarkable resonance and originality-like Rushdie she is a dazzling stylist, someone who loves the sound and play of words-The God of Small Things is both funny and insightful."-The Edmonton Journal
Biographical NoteARUNDHATI ROY is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her nonfiction writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic, and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, and most recently, Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, co-authored with John Cusack.