Booker Prize Winner 1997. The story of Esta and Rahel, male and
female dizygotic twins, who recall how their feared aunt forced the
English language upon them; how, when the twins were seven they,
were visited by nine-year-old Sophie Mol for a Christmas vacation;
and how these events lead to taboo sex and appalling violence.
Roy's love story owes something to Joyce, something to Faulkner and
a great deal to Rushdie. Her prose is rich and effervescent,
bursting with imagery and ideas. (Kirkus UK)
“The God of Small Things explores the tragic fate of a family which ‘tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how.” They are an eclectic mix: grandmother Mammachi; her spoilt Anglophile son, Chacko; her daughter Ammu; Ammu’s inseparable twins Estha and Rahel; and Baby Kochamma, grand aunt, determined to spread the bitter seeds of her early disappointment in love. From its mesmerising opening sequence, it is clear that we are in the grip of a delicious new voice … a voice of breathtaking beauty. The God of Small Things achieves genuine, tragic resonance. It is, indeed, a masterpiece.”
CHRISTINA PATTERSON, 'Observer'
“The joy of The God of Small Things is that it appeals equally to the head and the heart. It is clever and complex, yet it makes one laugh, and finally, moves one to tears. A masterpiece, utterly exceptional.”
WILLIAM DALRYMPLE, 'Harpers & Queen'
“Roy peels away the layers of the mysteries with such delicate cunning, such a dazzlingly adroit shuffle of accumulating revelations that to discuss the plot would be to violate it. Like a devotionally built temple, The God of Small Things builds a massive interlocking structure of fine, intensely felt details. A novel of real ambition must invent its own language, and this one does.”
JOHN UPDIKE, 'New Yorker'
“A compelling story which somehow marries the deepest, smallest personal emotions with an epic narrative. There were times I had to stop reading this novel because I feared so much for the characters, or I had to re read a phrase or a page to memorise its grace.”
MEERA SYAL, 'Daily Express'
“It is rare to find a book that so effectively cuts through the clothes of nationality, caste and religion to reveal the bare bones of humanity. A sensational novel.”
CLAIRE SCOBIE, 'Daily Telegraph'
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