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The inheritance of loss

Author: Kiran Desai
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Desai, Kiran, 1971-
Inheritance of loss.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607803726
Online version:
Desai, Kiran, 1971-
Inheritance of loss.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)608385592
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiran Desai
ISBN: 0871139294 9780871139290 9780739472972 0739472976 9780802142818 0802142818
OCLC Number: 61228799
Awards: Booker Prize winner, 2006.
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kiran Desai.

Abstract:

In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.

Kiran Desai's tragicomic novel The Inheritance of Loss spans two continents and three generations. The story cuts between New York and India, contrasting the menial jobs and meager conditions of immigrant life in the city with the political unrest engulfing an isolated Himalayan hill town.

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"If book reviews just cut to the chase, this one would simply read: This is a terrific novel! Read it!" Ann Harleman, The Boston Globe"One of the most impressive novels in English of the past year, Read more...

 
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