The inheritance of loss
—Desai, Kiran, 1971-
Book
2006
12 available of 12 items

Set in India in a small Himalayan community along the border with Nepal, its center is the once grand, now decaying home of a melancholy retired judge, his valiant cook, and beloved dog. Sai, the judge's teenage granddaughter, has just moved in, and she finds herself enmeshed in a shadowy fairy tale-like life in a majestic landscape where nature is so rambunctious it threatens to overwhelm every human quest for order. Add violent political unrest fomented by poor young men enraged by the persistence of colonial-rooted prejudice, and this is a paradise under siege.

Item Details
Subjects:
Ethnic relations -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
Judges -- Retirement -- Fiction.
Kānchenjunga (Nepal and India) -- Fiction.
Man Booker Prize.
Older men -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Tutors and tutoring -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Indic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN:
9780143055716
9780143055686
0871139294
0143055682
Publisher, Date:
Toronto : Penguin Group, 2006.
Description:
324 pages
Notes:
"Penguin Canada."
Publisher, pagination, and printing dates may vary.
LSC 22.00
LCCN:
2005052416
Link to PAC
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