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Eclectic Book Club: God of Small Things

Set in Kerala, India, in 1969, The God Of Small Things is the story of seven-year-old twins Rahel and Estha, born of a wealthy family and literally joined at the soul. Rahel and Estha are cared for by a host of compelling characters: their beautiful mother, Ammu, who has left a violent husband; their Marxist uncle, Chacko, still pining for his English wife and daughter who left him; their prickly grandaunt, Baby Kochamma, pickling in her virginity; and the volatile Veluth, a member of the Untouchable caste. When Chacko's ex-wife, Margaret, and lovely daughter, Sophie, unexpectedly return, the household is thrown into disarray. Tragedy strikes in the form of an accident (that may not have been accidental) and a terrifying murder. (Country of focus: India)

Book Club Info
Title: 
God of Small Things
Author: 
Arundhati Roy
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http://content.sirsi.net/uhtbin/getenrich/0060977493/COVER_GIF
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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