|Size (L x W x H)||198 mm x 129 mm x 23 mm|
Goodreads Rating: 3.94
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Year of Publication: 1998
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In this tale set in Kerala in southern India in 1969, the lives of twins Rahel and Esthappen are changed forever when their English cousin and her mother arrive on a Christmas visit.
This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt).
Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel was the literary sensation of the 1990s: a story anchored to anguish but fuelled by wit and magic.
Paperback | 368 pages
129 x 198 x 23mm | 260g