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Inheritance of Loss

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ISBN-10: 0802142818

ISBN-13: 9780802142818

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kiran Desai

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Kiran Desai's first novel, "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard," was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries. Now Desai takes us to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life. In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge who wants 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 the INS, forced to consider his country's place in the world. When a Nepalese insurgency in the…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.03" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, and was educated in India , in England , and the United States . She is the author of the critically acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard and The Inheritance of Loss, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2006.