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The Inheritance of Loss: A Novel

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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 judge's 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 Desai's 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.

Synopsis:

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, but their world--and Sai's romance with her handsome Nepali tutor--is threatened by a Nepalese insurgency. By the author of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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ISBN:
9781555845919
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Desai, Kiran
Author:
Kiran Desai
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
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Audio Books-General
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature (General)
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Sale Books-Literature
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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"Synopsis" by , 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, but their world--and Sai's romance with her handsome Nepali tutor--is threatened by a Nepalese insurgency. By the author of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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