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    Twenty years is a long time for a second novel. But when it’s The God of Small Things, it feels like yesterday. (Photo: Liju Joseph/The Quint)
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    How to Weave a Tale: First Time I Read ‘The God of Small Things’

    Twenty years is a long time for a second novel.

    But when the first novel is as scintillating a debut as Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, twenty years almost feels like yesterday. Raw, and immediate.

    As the world holds its collective breath for the release of Roy’s Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Quint asked people to tell us their first experience of reading The God of Small Things. The apprehension of picking the book, their thoughts on the surrounding hype, and what it felt like to read Roy’s lusciously fickle prose.

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    Do you remember the first time you read The God of Small Things? Let us know in the comments below.

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