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The Inheritance of Loss 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



10 thoughts on “The Inheritance of Loss

  1. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    So far, this is the Man Booker Prize winner that is most relevant to me as an Asian Most countries in Asia were once colonies of European or American countries and their influences will forever stay no matter how many centuries have passed Also, this is one of the most readable Although the verses are oftentimes playful, the storytelling is concise Almost


  2. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    I m not going to say that this novel is bad Chorus of GR friends Say it, go on, you know you want to but it was pretty ghastly for me It was strangled to death by a style you could describe as inane wittering, a crew of characters all of which are loveably eccentric and a plot that Ms Desai believes will take care of itself as the inane wittering puthers all o


  3. Philip Philip says:

    The Inheritance Of Loss by Kiran Desai is a magnificent, impressive novel that ultimately is disappointing As a process, the book is almost stunningly good As a product, it falls short.The book s language, scenarios and juxtapositions are funny, threatening, vivid and tender all at the same time The comic element, always riven through with irony, is most often to


  4. Amira Mahmoud Amira Mahmoud says:

    400 50


  5. Marlon James Marlon James says:

    When I finally met Salman Rushdie within seconds we got to talking about this book Like Moshin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Inheritance tackles radical territory,radical than you might think Both novels break from the traditional immigrant novel by having the main character break from the country of adoption and return to the country of origin Sure the act is not


  6. JoAnne JoAnne says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here i have only read half of this book, so perhaps i shouldn t rate it but i want to warn other people away from it the author is obviously an intelligent writer, and she has a real mastery of language much of the writing is somberly poetic but perhaps she pays too much attention to detail. the story


  7. jess jess says:

    While the writing was lovely and the theme of the conflicting Indian identities in post colonial India and in the United States was really interesting and supported with well developed characters but I just couldn t get into it and found it like pulling teeth to get through.


  8. Paul Paul says:

    There is a tendency to assume that anything that has won the Booker prize must be problematic, however I found this winner to actually pretty good The novel moves points of view and location regularly It shifts between the foothills of the Himalayas near Kalimpong set in 1986 with the Gorkhaland movement as a backdrop and New York and periodically goes back to the pre war colonial pe


  9. Araz Goran Araz Goran says:

    2006 , 2006 , ..


  10. Joey Joey says:

    I am very interested in reading books on India since I read Yann Martel s Life of Pi This novel gave me an idea about life of Indians although I already studied it in our high school History I becameinterested when I read A White Tiger by Aravind Adiga from which I learned the real face of social system in India, that people in the lower class get through miserable and sordid life This fact


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