Kicking off our Banned or Challenged Book week, with Arundhati Roy's God of Small things. Did you know that this book was removed from schools cause of its theme of incest? Not just that, the Chief Minister of her home state in India heavily criticised this book for her depiction of sexuality and she had to answer charges of obscenity filed against her. All that aside, we hope you read the book and make up your own opinion. That's all we ask. This lovely copy was snuggled amidst fragnant flowers at the Clarence Street Pak and Save. If you find it, you know what to do. Tag us, yo! 💚...About the Book The story of the tragic decline of an Indian family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love, The God of Small Things is set 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. That lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever. The brilliantly plotted story uncoils with an agonizing sense of foreboding and inevitability. Yet nothing prepares you for what lies at the heart of it....#ibelieveinbookfairies#bannedbooksweek#bannedbookfairies#bookfairieshamilton#hamiltonbookfairies#readhamiltonread#flowers#godofsmallthings#arundhatiroy#paknsave#newzealand#hamiltonnz#waikato#lovethetron#bookstagram#supermarket#bibliophile#bookwork#indianauthors#indian#india#booknerd#booksofinstagram#igbooka#reading#currentreads
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