The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things is a politically charged novel by Indian author Arundhati Roy. It is a story about the childhood experiences of a pair of fraternal twins who become victims of circumstance. The book is a description of how the small things in life build up, translate into people's behavior and affect their lives. The book won the Booker Prize in 1997. The God of Small Things is Roy's first book, and as of 2009, is her only novel. Completed in 1996, the book took four years to write. The potential of the story was first recognized by Pankaj Mishra, an editor with HarperCollins, who sent it to three British publishers. Roy received half-a-million pounds (approx. $970,000 USD) in advances, and rights to the book were sold in 21 countries.

The 311th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 52nd on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  3. - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  5. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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The God of Small Things: A Novel Kindle Edition 12163 $9.60 2008
The God of Small Things. A Novel. Hardcover 4074471 $2.70 $0.01
The God of Small Things Paperback 1215496 $2.34 $0.01 1998
The God of Small Things: A Novel Paperback 11047 $11.33 $0.94 2008
The God of Small Things Audible Audio Edition 23628 $12.44 2016
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The God of Small Things Paperback 189458 $4.00 $0.10 1998
El dios de las pequeñas cosas (Compactos nº 240) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 922060 $8.99 2006
Der Gott der kleinen Dinge: Roman (Fischer Taschenbibliothek) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 2828893 $11.99 2017
The God of Small Things Paperback 890952 $2.99
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God of Small Things Audio CD 5273848 $114.67 $9.98 2008
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The God of Small Things (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) Hardcover 3124106 $94.54 $2.49
God Of Small Things Hardcover 3775741 $19.50 $15.50 1999
The God of Small Things Hardcover 436645 $15.84 $3.00 2010
The God of Small Things (Chinese Edition) Paperback 18595285 $11.00 2010
The God of Small Things Hardcover 818036 $0.96 $0.01 1997
By Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things Paperback 1158466 $14.99 $8.51 1998
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