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The Inheritance Of Loss

Kiran Desai.
Item #: D02182
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 357 / 2006
Publisher: Grove
ISBN: 9780802142818
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In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga, embittered old judge Patel is about to retire in peace when his orphaned granddaughter Sai arrives on his doorstep. The judge's chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of INS. But in this winner of the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, when a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai's romance with her handsome Nepali tutor, all of their lives descend into chaos, and the judge must revisit his past."If God is in the details, Ms. Desai has written a holy book. Page after page, from Harlem to the Himalayas, she captures the terror and exhilaration of being alive in the world."—Gary Shteyngart

 

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