The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

'The moth on Rahel's heart spread its velvet wings, and the chill crept into her bones.'


The appearance of this delicate moth throughout the novel, when Rahel is fearful and questioning whether she is loved, touches our senses and echoes her grandfather's own disappointment. Image Nadia Maria. Words Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things 1997.