check availabilityonly show available only show available only show available only show available
Show fewer items
|Avon Free Public Library - New Materials||F PERUMAL MURUGAN||Check Shelf|
|Cheshire Public Library - New Materials||NEW FICTION PERUMALMURUKAN||Check Shelf|
|Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials||FICTION PERUMALMURUKAN||Check Shelf|
|Manchester, Main Library - New Materials||PERUMALMURUGAN||DUE 01-29-20|
|West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Adult New Materials||F PERUMALMURUKAN||On Holdshelf|
|West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Adult New Materials||F PERUMALMURUKAN||In Transit|
|West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials||F PERUMALMURUKAN||DUE 01-31-20|
|Wethersfield Public Library - New Books||NEW FIC PERUMALMURUGAN||DUE 02-03-20|
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
183 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in Tamil as Poonachi Allathu Oru Vellattin Katai by Kalachuvadu Publications in 2016."--Title page verso.
"First published in English in 2018 by Context, an imprint of Westland Publications Private Limited."Title page verso.
"In his brilliant new novel, Perumal Murugan paints a bucolic yet menacing portrait of the rural lives of India's farming community through the story of a helpless young animal lost in a world it naively misunderstands. A farmer in Tamil Nadu is watching the sun set over his village one evening when a mysterious stranger, a giant man, appears on the horizon. He offers the farmer a black goat kid who is the runt of the litter, surely too frail to survive. The farmer and his wife take care of the young she-goat, whom they name Poonachi, and soon the little goat is bounding with joy and growing prodigiously. Intoxicating passages from the goat's perspective offer a bawdy and earthy view of animal existence and a refreshing portrayal of the natural world. But Poonachi's life is not destined to be a rural idyll-dangers lurk around every corner, and may sometimes come from surprising places, including a government that is supposed to protect the weak and needy. With allegorical resonance for contemporary society and examining hierarchies of caste and color, The Story of a Goat is a provocative but heartwarming fable from a world-class storyteller"-- Provided by publisher.
Translated from the Tamil.
Kalyan Raman, N.,
Pūṉācci allatu Oru veḷḷāṭṭiṉ katai. English
9780802147516 (trade paperback)
0802147518 (trade paperback)