The Story of a Goat OverviewThe Story of a Goat is a novel by Perumal Murugan's. The story is tragic fable that focuses on an elderly couple who herds goats in rural India. The man is one day given a small black goat from a mysterious giant who wanders the land. The couple begins to raise the small goat, as the novel begins to describe the increasingly rich interior life of the goat, who is named Poonachi. The novel explores the themes of humanity, authoritarianism, karma, and class disparity.
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