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The (Future) Vista Cañas Library

The God of Small Things

(1 customer review)

Author: Arundhati Roy

Length: 333 pages
Type: Fiction, Physical Book
Genre: General, Literary, 1000 Books

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“Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably 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.


1 review for The God of Small Things

  1. Janet Dore

    Ammu, I TOTALLY get you.

    Ammu is the mother at the center of this tragic story of a middle class Indian family in the late 1960s. This may very well be the most well written book I’ve ever read — both in form and content. The characters are palpable. That being said, it’s a challenging read…poetically meandering in time, often through the eyes of a child. I really meant it when I said “tragic.” You’ll need a dedicated box of tissues. Even though it broke my heart, I’m better for having read it.

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