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An edition of The God of Small Things (1997)

The God of Small Things

U.S. Hardcover Large Print Edition
  • 3.61 ·
  • 28 Ratings
  • 525 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading
  • 38 Have read
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Publisher
G.K. Hall
Language
English
Pages
455

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The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel 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), fled an abusive marriage to live with their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), and their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt). When Chacko's English ex-wife brings their daughter for a Christmas visit, the twins learn that Things Can Change in a Day. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river...
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The God of Small Things
1997, G.K. Hall
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Thorndike, ME, USA

Edition Notes

"G.K. Hall large print core collection"--T.p. verso.

Copyright Date
1997

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823
Library of Congress
PR9499.3.R59 G63 1997b

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
455 p. (large print) ;
Number of pages
455

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL687178M
Internet Archive
godofsmallthings00roya_0
ISBN 10
0783882963
ISBN 13
9780783882963
LCCN
97034118
Paperback Swap
0783882963
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0783882963
Google
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Library Thing
2961
Goodreads
58314986

Work Description

The God of Small Things is the debut novel of Indian writer Arundhati Roy. It is a story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the "Love Laws" that lay down "who should be loved, and how. And how much." The book explores how the small things affect people's behavior and their lives. The book also reflects its irony against casteism, which is a major discrimination that prevails in India. It won the Booker Prize in 1997.

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