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Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevokably 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.

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The God of Small Things
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The God of Small Things
August 15th, 2014
Hard to read such morbid overtones, a little too heavy for my taste. The writing thought was sumptuous and poetic, could be a stunning book if a different story was being told.
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An ordinary man
February 10th, 2013
Good book. This book was introduced to me by my wife before our marriage. Read a few chapters then put it aside as I couldn't really visualise the picturesque surroundings until my first trip to Kerala India where my parents originated from. The things I witnessed during the Ttp brought me back to this book. Kodos to the author.
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