The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai, a review from Christian Science Monitor by Marjorie Kehe.
"Over the course of many years of both novel-reading and theatergoing I find I have become preoccupied with endings. It seems they're just so very difficult to do. Overly tidy denouements are hard to pull off because they sacrifice so much of reality. But inconclusive finishes that leave plenty of strings dangling don't really satisfy either ? and sometimes lead one to suspect that at a certain point the writer simply ran out of ideas. That's why I was really curious, as I turned the last page of The Inheritance of Loss, to see how novelist Kiran Desai would handle the conclusion of a narrative up until then so skillfully unfolded." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.