ISBN 9780812979657,The God Of Small Things: A Novel

The God Of Small Things: A Novel



Random House Publishing Group

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780812979657

ISBN-10 0812979656

Paper Back

Edition 4th
Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

In 1969, Rahel and Esthappen are seven year-olds. The twins reunite in 1993, at the age of 31. Set in a district of Kerala, the story brings out the myriad faces of caste system, communism and the typical Syrian Christian way of life of Kerala. The book poignantly describes the lonely and wretched life of Ammu, mother of the twins, who had married a man who turns out to be an alcoholic and is also obnoxious towards her. In an attempt to escape the misery, she elopes to live with her grandmother, Mammachi and Chacko. When Chacko gets to know the story of his ex-wife's husband, he invites her and her daughter Sophie for Christmas. This is when the twins Rahel and Esthappen realize the terrible fact that things can change in a day. Their life abruptly takes an unanticipated turn. Discover more in this Booker Prize winning novel of the year 1997