The Story of a Goat

Author(s): Perumal Murugan

Modern & Contemporary Literature

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781782275718
  • : Pushkin Press, Limited
  • : Pushkin Press, Limited
  • : May 2021
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Special Fields

  • : 894.811372
  • : 894.811372
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Perumal Murugan
  • : Perumal Murugan
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 192
  • : 192