The God Small Things by Arundhati Roy is one of my favorite books. So naturally, I was over the moon when it was announced that Arundhati Roy has a new book coming out in June: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.This will be Roy's first novel in the twenty years since The God of Small Things came out in 1997. So there is a lot to get excited about.
The God of Small Things is set in Kerala, India in 1969. We follow fraternal twins — Esthappen and Rahel — the children of a single woman (their Ammu) who fled an abusive relationship to live with her family. As the story unfolds, the twins make fateful discoveries about life, love, and how secrets can ripple across a family and across a life.
Every sentence of The God of Small Things is exquisitely crafted. The novel is constructed with perfect grace, with phrases that build on and call back to each other throughout, so that the story feels like it was built with the architectural precision of a building.
So, as we gear up to devour Roy's new novel, here are some gorgeous quotes from The God of Small Thingsthat will remind you just how enchanting her writing is.