The Inheritance of Loss

Download or Read eBook The Inheritance of Loss PDF written by Kiran Desai and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Inheritance of Loss

Book Synopsis The Inheritance of Loss by : Kiran Desai

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize: An “extraordinary” novel “lit by a moral intelligence at once fierce and tender” (The New York Times Book Review). In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, an embittered old judge wants only to retire in peace. But his life is upended when his sixteen-year-old orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s chatty cook watches over the girl, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one miserable New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS. When a Nepalese insurgency threatens Sai’s new-sprung romance with her tutor, the household descends into chaos. The cook witnesses India’s hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge revisits his past and his role in Sai and Biju’s intertwining lives. In a grasping world of colliding interests and conflicting desires, every moment holds out the possibility for hope or betrayal. Published to extraordinary acclaim, The Inheritance of Loss heralds Kiran Desai as one of our most insightful novelists. She illuminates the pain of exile and the ambiguities of postcolonialism with a tapestry of colorful characters and “uncannily beautiful” prose (O: The Oprah Magazine). “A book about tradition and modernity, the past and the future—and about the surprising ways both amusing and sorrowful, in which they all connect.” —The Independent

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  • Publisher – Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Total Pages – 394
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781555845919
  • ISBN-13 – 1555845916

The Inheritance of Loss

Download or Read eBook The Inheritance of Loss PDF written by Kiran Desai and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-01-31 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Inheritance of Loss

Book Synopsis The Inheritance of Loss by : Kiran Desai

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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  • Publisher – Penguin UK
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 9789351189251
  • ISBN-13 – 9351189252

The Inheritance of Loss

Download or Read eBook The Inheritance of Loss PDF written by Kiran Desai and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2008-08-28 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Inheritance of Loss

Book Synopsis The Inheritance of Loss by : Kiran Desai

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' Independent

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  • Publisher – Penguin UK
  • Total Pages – 438
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780141925738
  • ISBN-13 – 0141925736

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Download or Read eBook Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard PDF written by Kiran Desai and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Book Synopsis Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by : Kiran Desai

Sampath Chawla, a young postal worker who never feels as though he fits into the small Indian town into which he is born, one day climbs up a tree, only to become a famous holy man

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  • Total Pages – 209
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  • ISBN-10 – 0871137119
  • ISBN-13 – 9780871137111

Inheritance of Loss

Download or Read eBook Inheritance of Loss PDF written by Yukiko Koga and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2016-11-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Inheritance of Loss

Book Synopsis Inheritance of Loss by : Yukiko Koga

In Inheritance of Loss, anthropologist Yukiko Koga tackles complex questions of how two nations previously at war come to terms with their troubled past. Her site is Northeast China, where Japan s imperial ambitions were pursued to devastating and murderous ends in the twentieth century. There the landscape, which is still peppered with missiles and unexploded chemical weapons from the war, is the backdrop for refurbished imperial architecture and revived Japanese businesses. But the national wounds of China and Japan s history problem cannot be stitched together solely through international trade. The author shows why mutual recognition of wartime atrocities is the only thing that can allay the persistent and sporadically explosive tensions between two of the most powerful countries in the Eastern hemisphere. A milestone in memory studies that incorporates sorely needed attention to materiality and political economy, Inheritance of Loss shows just how crucial imperial legacies will continue to be despite China s and Japan s attempts to leave the past behind in pursuit of a more prosperous future."

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  • Publisher – University of Chicago Press
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780226412139
  • ISBN-13 – 022641213X