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The inheritance of loss

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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 mountains threatens Sai's new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests. The nation fights itself. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge must revisit his past, his own role in this grasping world of conflicting desires-every moment holding out the possibility for hope or betrayal. A novel of depth and emotion, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.
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Full title inheritance of loss
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display_description 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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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Ethnic relations -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Grandparent and child -- Fiction, Judges -- Retirement -- Fiction, Kānchenjunga (Nepal and India) -- Fiction, Older men -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Tutors and tutoring -- Fiction
title_display The inheritance of loss
title_full The Inheritance of Loss, The inheritance of loss / Kiran Desai, The inheritance of loss [sound recording] / Kiran Desai
title_short The inheritance of loss
topic_facet Domestic fiction, Ethnic relations, Fiction, Grandfathers, Grandparent and child, Judges, Literature, Older men, Orphans, Psychological fiction, Retirement, Teenage girls, Tutors and tutoring