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The Inheritance of Loss

Desai, Kiran

Published by Penguin Canada, Toronto, 2006
ISBN 10: 0143055682 / ISBN 13: 9780143055686
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Title: The Inheritance of Loss

Publisher: Penguin Canada, Toronto

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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8vo. Second printing. Signed (no inscription) on title page. Winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Bookseller Inventory # 001827

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Synopsis: Published to extraordinary acclaim, The Inheritance of Loss heralds Kiran Desai as one of our most insightful novelists. She illuminates the pain of exile and the ambiguities of postcolonialism with a tapestry of colorful characters: an embittered old judge; Sai, his sixteen-year-old orphaned granddaughter; a chatty cook; and the cook?s son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one miserable New York restaurant to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS. When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai?s new-sprung romance with her handsome tutor, their lives descend into chaos. The cook witnesses India?s hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge revisits his past and his role in Sai and Biju?s intertwining lives. A story of depth and emotion, hilarity and imagination, The Inheritance of Loss tells a story of love, family, and loss.

Product Description: In the northeastern Himalayas, at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga, in a crumbling isolated house, there lives a cantankerous old judge who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and the son of his chatty cook trying to stay a step ahead of U.S. immigration, this is far from easy. When a Nepalese insurgency threatens the blossoming romance between Sai and her handsome tutor, they are forced to consider their colliding interests. And the judge must revisit his own journey and his role in a world of conflicting desires?every moment holding out the possibility of hope or betrayal.

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