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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

  • Café Ritorno, Odengatan 80, Stockholm

    Odengatan 80 , Stockholm (map)

    59.341351 18.044170

  • The large oval table in the side room is reserved for us.
  • For our next novel we decided to meet in January to discuss "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy.  Here's the book's description from Goodreads:

    "They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much."

    The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel 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), fled an abusive marriage to live with their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), and their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt). When Chacko's English ex-wife brings their daughter for a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day, that lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river... 

    The God of Small Things

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you who have just joined The Book Readers Club. You are welcome to come along and take part or just listen, even if you haven't had time to finish the book, or even get started. All discussions are in English.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    This is the mainstream novel meeting and we also have a science fiction meeting once a month - the next one is on 12th December : see the Meetup calendar.

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