The Inheritance of Loss

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006 - 324 من الصفحات
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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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THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

Desai's somber second novel (a marked contrast to her highly acclaimed comic fable Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, 1998) looks at cultural dislocation as experienced by an unhappy Indian ménage. In a ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - nightlyreader - Borders

I just didnt care for this book. I thought the thoughts of each character jumped around. The whole construction was jumbled. Many of the characters lacked any redeeming qualities. I couldn't even tell in the end what we were left with. Pretty depressing and difficult to get through. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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