The Inheritance of Loss

Publisher details

The Inheritance of Loss
Author
Kiran Desai
Publisher
Penguin
Genres
Fiction, Man Booker Prize winner
Released
31 August, 2006

Synopsis

At the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, lives an embittered old judge who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and his cook's son trying to stay a step ahead of US immigration services, this is far from easy. When a Nepalese insurgency threatens Sai's blossoming romance with her handsome tutor they are forced to consider their colliding interests. The judge must revisit his past, his own journey and his role in this grasping world of conflicting desires – every moment holding out the possibility for hope or betrayal.
Kiran Desai
About the author

Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, and was educated in India, in England, and the United States. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard and The Inheritance of Losswinner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize.

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