The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy 1997 - Flamingo, London - First English Edition (first published in India the same year) May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month…’

Set in Kerala, India during the late 1960s, The God of Small Things circuitously narrates the drama of fraternal twins, Rahel and Estha, against a background of family tragedy, local politics, and social taboos. Infused with sensuous prose, and accompanied by a rich and exotic setting, full of banana flowers, jackfruit, purple herons and even a drenched mongoose, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a frightening, beautiful, and unrelenting story of love, cruelty, time, and disintegration.
  Winner of the 1998 Man Booker Prize

Born in 1961, Indian author and political activist Arundhati Roy originally trained as an architect, though she is best known for her involvement in human rights and environmental causes, as well as this, her debut, Man Booker Prize-winning novel,
The God of Small Things.

References: Dinnage, ‘
Out of the Ruins’ The New York Review of Books 1997. Deb, ‘The Not-So-Reluctant Renegade’ The New York Times 2014.

pp. [12] 340. Dust jacket priced £15.99 to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine, but for the faintest few spots to the top edge, in fine unclipped dust jacket.   Ref: 106469   Price: HK$ 1,100