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The Resource The inheritance of loss, Kiran Desai

The inheritance of loss, Kiran Desai

Label
The inheritance of loss
Title
The inheritance of loss
Statement of responsibility
Kiran Desai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 from a world he has found too messy for justice, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are claimed by his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS on an elusive search for a green card that "was not even green.When an Indian-Nepali insurgency in the mountains interrupts Sai's exploration of the many incarnations and facets of a romance with her Nepali tutor, and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they are forced to consider their colliding interests. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge must revisit his past, his own journey and role in their intertwining histories.--Inside front cover
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Desai, Kiran
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Orphans
  • Grandfathers
  • Tutors and tutoring
  • Grandparent and child
  • Psychological fiction
  • Ethnic relations
  • Judges
  • Older men
Label
The inheritance of loss, Kiran Desai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originially published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006
Control code
000040976161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780241143643
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The inheritance of loss, Kiran Desai
Publication
Note
Originially published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006
Control code
000040976161
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780241143643
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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