About this book
Arundhati Roy's phenomenal debut novel, now in paperback, which beat the favourites to the 1997 Booker Prize, and emerged as something of a surprise winner. A witty and magical piece of work, it describes the lives of two twins growing up in a factory in Kerala, southern India amidst an extended and chaotically dysfunctional family. "Like a devotionally built temple, "The God Of Small Things" builds a massive, interlocking structure of fine, intensely felt details." John Updike, "New Yorker". Roy has intimated that this may be her first and last novel.
'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.'