The Story of A Goat

Perumal Murugan

£9.99

A provocative but heartwarming fable from a world-class storyteller.

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9781782275718

Description

A farmer in India is watching the sun set over his village one quiet evening when a mysterious stranger, a giant man who seems more than human, 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 at a rate they think miraculous. 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.

Is this little goat too humble a creature to survive such a hostile world?With allegorical resonance for contemporary society and examining hierarchies of caste and colour, The Story of a Goat is a provocative but heartwarming fable from a world-class storyteller who is finally achieving recognition outside his home country.

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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm