Arundhati Roy’s shimmering, kaleidoscopic fable. Its heroes, present and departed, have been broken by the world we live in - and then mended by love.

In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people who attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who’ve known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.
The Man Booker Prize 2017
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Arundhati Roy

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Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
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The God of Small Things
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