Writer's Block Bookstore Book Club

This month, we're reading The God of Small Things: the classic Man Booker Prize-winning novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969.

Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens when it was first published twenty years ago, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on the tragic decline of an Indian family in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family—their lonely, lovely mother Ammu (who loves by night the man her children love by day), their blind grandmother Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), their enemy Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt), and the ghost of an imperial entomologist’s moth (with unusually dense dorsal tufts).

When their English cousin and her mother arrive on a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day. 

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

124 East Welbourne Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
The God of Small Things: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812979657
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008