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The inheritance of loss

Author: Kiran Desai
Publisher: Lonson : Penguin Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judgeʼs cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desaiʼs brilliant novel, published to huge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiran Desai
ISBN: 0141028726 9780141028729 0143101226 9780143101222
OCLC Number: 79876202
Awards: Short-listed for Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Writer of the Year 2007
Description: 324 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Kiran Desai.

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In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judgeʼs cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desaiʼs brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, is a story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world. Winner of 2006 Man Booker Prize.

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