The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Miserable childhood of the twins and practically miserable destiny for everyone in the book. Well, well ,well, as always, the things that appears to be alien, miserable beyond one’s imagination would fit into labels easily, thus can become popular in foreign more easily. Maybe because the stories are partly true, and fit just perfectly into the imagination of the ignorant readers who desperately need proof to convince themselves the superiority of their time and living and whatever. Pure prejudice.