The Inheritance of Loss

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In a crumbling isolated loss at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered lodge who wants only to retire in peace from a world he has found too messy to justify, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sal, arrives on his crester. The cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are by son. But, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another or inclusive search for a green card. 

When an Indian Nepal insurgency in the mountains interrupts Sai’s romance with her Nepali tutton and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they are forced to consider cheir colliding Interests. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded. And the judge music revisit his past and his own journey and role in their intertwining histories. 

This majestic novel of our busy, grasping times illuminates the consequences of colonialism and tribal conflicts of religion, race and nationalism.

 

‘A delightfully original brick The Inheritance of Less is a triumph of the storyteller’s art, nuanced, and even worthy of the most overworked term: luminous’ – India Today

‘intimacy and insight, Just about every contemporary international issue: globalization, economic inequality, fundamentalism and terrorist violence. Despite being set in the mid-1980s, it seems the best kind of post-9/11 novel’ –New York Times

Kiran Desai is a terrific writer’ -SALMAN RUSHDIE 

 

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In a crumbling isolated loss at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered lodge who wants only to retire in peace from a world he has found too messy to justify, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sal, arrives on his crester. The cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are by son. But, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another or inclusive search for a green card. 

When an Indian Nepal insurgency in the mountains interrupts Sai’s romance with her Nepali tutton and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they are forced to consider cheir colliding Interests. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded. And the judge music revisit his past and his own journey and role in their intertwining histories. 

This majestic novel of our busy, grasping times illuminates the consequences of colonialism and tribal conflicts of religion, race and nationalism.

 

‘A delightfully original brick The Inheritance of Less is a triumph of the storyteller’s art, nuanced, and even worthy of the most overworked term: luminous’ – India Today

‘intimacy and insight, Just about every contemporary international issue: globalization, economic inequality, fundamentalism and terrorist violence. Despite being set in the mid-1980s, it seems the best kind of post-9/11 novel’ –New York Times

Kiran Desai is a terrific writer’ -SALMAN RUSHDIE 

 

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Soft Cover

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9780143102786

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