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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
Desai, Kiran The Inheritance of Loss
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Kiran Desai

Inheritance of Loss

€ 25.95

Kiran Desai's first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries. Now Desai takes us to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life. In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge who wants to retire in peace when his orphaned granddaughter Sai arrives on his doorstep. The judge's chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS, forced to consider his country's place in the world.

When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai's new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests. The nation fights itself. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge must revisit his past, his own role in this grasping world of conflicting desires-every moment holding out the possibility for hope or betrayal. A novel of depth and emotion, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.

The author:
Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, and educated in India, England and the United States. She spent four years writing her first novel. An excerpt was featured in the New Yorker India Fiction issue, and in Mirrorwork, Salman Rushdie's controversial anthology of 50 years of Indian writing.

She is currently a student in Columbia University's creative writing course.

Text in English

Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
324 pagina's
Januari 2006
590 gram
229 x 152 x 19 mm
Atlantic Monthly Pr us

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