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The god of small things, Arudhati Roy

Label
The god of small things
Title
The god of small things
Statement of responsibility
Arudhati Roy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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."
Summary
In 1969, in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booker Prize, 1997.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053318
Cataloging source
NCLN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Arundhati
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Booker prize winner
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twins
  • Social classes
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The god of small things, Arudhati Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great britain by Flamingo 1997" -- verso t.p
Control code
000028661045
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
[340] p.
Isbn
9780006550686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)60150511
Label
The god of small things, Arudhati Roy
Publication
Note
"First published in Great britain by Flamingo 1997" -- verso t.p
Control code
000028661045
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
[340] p.
Isbn
9780006550686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)60150511

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