Join us on the second Friday of every month for an engaging evening of literary discussion with Seattle’s own beloved librarian, Nancy Pearl.
Nancy’s Pick for June: The God of Small Things.
In this Man Booker Prize-winning debut novel from Arundhati Roy, an affluent Indian family is forever changed by a fateful day in 1969. Seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel live with their complicated family in the province of Kerala. Their world is irrevocably shaken by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison, tragedies accidental and intentional, and the exposing of things that have lurked unsaid in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, it untangles the intricate web of sexual and caste conflict with sensuous prose infused with breathtakingly beautiful images and keen insight into human nature.
(And look for Arundhati Roy’s first new novel in twenty years, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, coming June 6th!)