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The Resource The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss

Label
The Inheritance of Loss
Title
The Inheritance of Loss
Statement of responsibility
Kiran Desai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai's extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel.High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time.The judge, broken by a world too messy for justice, is haunted by his past. His orphan granddaughter has fallen in love with her handsome tutor, despite their different backgrounds and ideals. The cook's heart is with his son, who is working in a New York restaurant, mingling with an underclass from all over the globe as he seeks somewhere to call home.Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change. Civil unrest is making itself felt, stirring up inner conflicts as powerful as those dividing the community, pitting the past against the present, nationalism against love, a small place against the troubles of a big world.'A Magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and political acuteness' Hermione Lee, chair of the Man Booker Prize judges'Poised, elegant and assured . . . breaks out into extraordinary beauty' The Times'Desai's bold, original voice, and her ability to deal in a grand narratives with a deft comic touch that affectionately recalls some of the masters of Indian fiction, makes hers a novel to reread and remembered'IndependentKiran Desai was born in India in 1971, was educated in India, England and the United States, and now lives in New York. She is the author of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, which was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries, and The Inheritance of Loss, which won the Man Book Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction
Summary
In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booker Prize, 2006.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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138578
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Desai, Kiran
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Inheritance of Loss
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:13988d61-0cd5-4f12-8608-6b69b9018980
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141925738
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Inheritance of Loss
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:13988d61-0cd5-4f12-8608-6b69b9018980
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141925738
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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