The Inheritance of Loss

Penguin UK
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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.
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About the author

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971. Her last book was the critically acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Educated in India, England and the United States, she continues to divide her time between places, with mixed results.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Jan 31, 2015
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9789351189251
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
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This content is DRM protected.
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