The God of Small Things (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
1997-10-01
Upplaga
New e.
Utmärkelser
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1997; Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003; Short-listed for Best of the Bestsellers 1998
Förlag
Flamingo
Originalspråk
English
Dimensioner
175 x 114 x 25 mm
Vikt
180 g
Komponenter
,
SAB
He.01
ISBN
9780006551096

The God of Small Things

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The literary phenomenon of the year. More magical than Mistry, more of a rollicking good read than Rushdie, more nerve-tinglingly imagined than Naipaul, here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy has written an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping language, wry comedy and a hint of magical realism. Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, Southern India, The God of Small Things tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother's factory, they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family - their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist and bottom-pincher) and their avowed enemy Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grand-aunt).
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  1. After the colonists withdrew from India in the middle...
    Julia Sonnerup, 30 november 2013

    After the colonists withdrew from India in the middle of last century, the first elected Maoistist Communist government in the world came to power in Kerela. How did it happen? Were they noble savages who intended to be the voice of the most indigent people? Roy gave a plausible explaination why such an unexpected result could emerge in Kerela in The God of Small Things.

  2. Such an amazing story and so well written! The use of...
    Amanda, 1 juli 2013

    Such an amazing story and so well written! The use of language and they way the author plays with language is simply beautiful.

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`In part a perfectly paced mystery story, in part an Indian Wuthering Heights: a gorgeous and seductive fever dream of a novel, and a truly spectacular debut.' Kirkus `The God of Small Things genuinely is a masterpiece, utterly exceptional in every way, and there can be little doubt that posterity will place it very near the top of any shortlist of Indian novels published this century.' William Dalyrmple, Harpers and Queen. `The quality of Ms. Roy's narration is so extraordinary - at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple - that the reader remains enthralled all the way through to its agonizing finish... it evokes in the reader a feeling of gratitude and wonderment.' New York Times

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Arundhati Roy is an award-winning film-maker and a trained architect. The God of Small Things is her first novel.