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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. INFINTE JOY. HERE IS A WRITER WHO DARES TO BREAK THE RULES. TO DISCLOSE 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 MAIC.
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In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that's completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences of culture and language.From the Inside Flap:
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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.
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Book Description Random House (1997)., 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679308504
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