'The God of Small Things' explores the tragic fate of a family which tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. They are an eclectic mix: grandmother Mammachi; her spoilt Anglophile son, Chacko; her daughter Ammu; Ammu's inseparable twins Estha and Rahel; and Baby Kochamma, grand-aunt, determined to spread the bitter seeds of her early disappointment in love.
A compelling story which marries the deepest, smallest personal emotions with an epic narrative interlocking fine, intensely felt detail and graceful language. An utterly exceptional masterpiece.
Winner of the Booker Prize.