Cover of: The God of Small Things | Arundhati Roy
Preview

Buy this book

Last edited by Clean Up Bot
July 27, 2020 | History
An edition of God of Small Things (1997)

The God of Small Things

  • 3.0
  • 11 Ratings
  • 236 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading
  • 11 Have read

This edition published in by Random House in New York, USA.

Written in English

321 pages

The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a skyblue Plymouth with chrome tailfins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist workers' demonstration. Inside the car sit two-egg twins Rahel and Esthappen, and so begins their tale. . . .

Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they 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, Sophie Mol, and her mother, Margaret Kochamma, arrive on a Christmas visit, Esthappen and Rahel learn that Things Can Change in a Day. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river "graygreen." With fish in it. With the sky and trees in it. And at night, the broken yellow moon in it.

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.

The God of Small Things takes on the Big Themes--Love. Madness. Hope. Infinite Joy. Here is a writer who dares to break the rules. To dislocate received rhythms and create the language she requires, a language that is at once classical and unprecedented. Arundhati Roy has given us a book that is anchored to anguish, but fueled by wit and magic.
--front flap

Read more

Previews available in: English Hindi French / français Polish German / Deutsch

Edition Availability
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
May 02, 2017, Vintage Canada
paperback
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things: A Novel
16 December 2008, Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback in English
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
2007, HarperCollins
sound recording / in English
Cover of: Mamooli Cheezon Ka Devata
Mamooli Cheezon Ka Devata
2006, Rājakamala Prakāśana
in Hindi
Cover of: God of Small Things
God of Small Things
April 2004, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Unknown Binding in English
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
2004, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English - 52nd printing
Cover of: God of Small Things
God of Small Things
July 2003, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
Cover of: Le Dieu des Petits Riens
Le Dieu des Petits Riens
2002 07 15, Gallimard
Mass Market Paperback in French / français
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
Apr 05, 2002, Penguin Books,India
paperback
Cover of: Il Dio Delle Piccole Cose
Il Dio Delle Piccole Cose
August 2002, Distribooks Inc
Paperback in Italian
Cover of: El déu de les coses petites
El déu de les coses petites
2002, Empúries Editorial
in Catalan - 1. ed.
Cover of: El Dios de Las Pequenas Cosas
El Dios de Las Pequenas Cosas
February 2001, Anagrama
Paperback in Spanish / español
Cover of: El Dios De Las Pequenas Cosas
El Dios De Las Pequenas Cosas
January 2000, Anagrama
Paperback in Spanish / español
Cover of: Der Gott Der Kleinen Dinge
Der Gott Der Kleinen Dinge
2000, Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag GmbH
Paperback
Cover of: Gott Der Kleinen Dinge
Gott Der Kleinen Dinge
July 22, 1999, Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag GmbH
Paperback in German / Deutsch
Cover of: God of Small Things.
God of Small Things.
1999, ISIS Large Print Bks.
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: Le Dieu des Petits Riens
Le Dieu des Petits Riens
April 23, 1998, Gallimard
Paperback
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
1998, Harper perennial
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
1998, HarperFlamingo
Paperback in English - 1st HarperPerennial edition (1)
Cover of: El dios de las pequeñas cosas
El dios de las pequeñas cosas
1998, Editorial Anagrama
in Spanish / español
Cover of: The god of small things
Cover of: Chiisakimonotachi no kami
Chiisakimonotachi no kami
1998, DHC
in Japanese
Cover of: Bóg rzeczy małych
Bóg rzeczy małych
1997, Zysk i S-ka Wydawn.
Paperback in Polish - Wyd. 1.
Cover of: Der Gott der kleinen Dinge
Der Gott der kleinen Dinge
1997, Karl Blessing Verlag
Hardcover in German / Deutsch - 3rd edition
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
1997, Random House of Canada
in English
Cover of: Il dio delle piccole cose
Il dio delle piccole cose
1997, Ugo Guanda editore
in Italian
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
1997, Vintage Canada
in English - 1st Vintage Canada ed.
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
1997, G.K. Hall
Hardcover in English - U.S. Hardcover Large Print Edition
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
1997, IndiaInk
in English
Cover of: The God of small things
The God of small things
1997, Flamingo
in English
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
1997, Flamingo
in English
Cover of: The god of small things
The god of small things
1997, Flamingo
in English
Cover of: The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
1997, Random House
Hardcover in English

Add another edition?

God of Small Things

First published in 1997



Work Description

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...
--back cover

Excerpts

May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month.
added by Lisa.) "first sentence"

Links outside Open Library

The God of Small Things

This edition published in by Random House in New York, USA.


Edition Description

The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a skyblue Plymouth with chrome tailfins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist workers' demonstration. Inside the car sit two-egg twins Rahel and Esthappen, and so begins their tale. . . .

Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they 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, Sophie Mol, and her mother, Margaret Kochamma, arrive on a Christmas visit, Esthappen and Rahel learn that Things Can Change in a Day. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river "graygreen." With fish in it. With the sky and trees in it. And at night, the broken yellow moon in it.

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.

The God of Small Things takes on the Big Themes--Love. Madness. Hope. Infinite Joy. Here is a writer who dares to break the rules. To dislocate received rhythms and create the language she requires, a language that is at once classical and unprecedented. Arundhati Roy has given us a book that is anchored to anguish, but fueled by wit and magic.
--front flap

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1997

Classifications

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

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1000299M
Internet Archive
godofsmallthings00roya
ISBN 10
0679457313
ISBN 13
9780679457312
LC Control Number
96039190
OCLC/WorldCat
1052688666
Amazon.com
0679457313
Google
VTZfAAAAMAAJ
Library Thing
2961
Goodreads
9777

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
July 27, 2020 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
February 13, 2020 Edited by Clean Up Bot remove fake subjects
February 10, 2020 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
February 10, 2020 Edited by Lisa Update covers
December 9, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page