Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No Locusts Stand I

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Reading Arundhati Roy

[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

Chacko told Rahel and Estha that Ammu had no Locusts Stand I.

“Thanks to our wonderful male chauvinist society,” Ammu said.

Chacko said, “What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is also mine.” He had a surprisingly high laugh for a man of his size and fatness. And when he laughed, he shook all over without appearing to move.

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Liquid Ache

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[Excerpts from The God of Small Things; picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

Occasionally, when Ammu listened to songs that she loved on the radio, something stirred inside her. A liquid ache spread under her skin, and she walked out of the world like a witch, to a better, happier place.