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The God Of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
ISBN: 9780143028574
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin
Number of Pages: 339
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The God of Small Things heralds a voice so powerful and original that it burns itself into the reader's memory. Set mainly in Kerala, India, in 1969, it is the story of Rahel and her twin brother Estha, who learn that their whole world can change in a single day, that love and life can be lost in a moment. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, they seek to craft a childhood for themselves amid the wreckage that constitutes their family. Sweet and heartbreaking, ribald and profound, this is a novel to set beside those of Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
About Author
Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, famed for her award-winning debut novel, The God Of Small Things. She has written one novel, several essays, and screenplays. Some of her works include War Talk, Power Politics, The Greater Common Good, The End Of Imagination, An Ordinary Person’s Guide To Empire, The Cost Of Living, The Algebra Of Infinite Justice, and Gandhi But With Guns. Her writing often tackles various environmental, political, and social issues. Her frank expression of opinions through her writing and activism has garnered her extremes of praise and criticism from all across the world. Roy was born on November 24, 1961, in Shillong, Meghalaya in India. She was raised in Kerala, where she attended the Corpus Christi school in Kottayam. She later attended the Lawrence School, Lovedale in Tamil Nadu. She then pursued architecture at the School Of Planning And Architecture, Delhi. She worked for movies and television at the start of her career. Her writing as well as her social campaigns have won her quite a few awards, including the Booker Prize, the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Sydney Peace Prize. Roy is now married to her second husband, a filmmaker named Pradip Kishen. She currently resides in New Delhi.
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