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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 Loss.

Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on KIRAN DESAI

I found The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai a challenging read that richly repaid perseverance. Sai, a teenage girl lives with her anglicised grandfather in the town of Kalimpong in the Himalayas. This novel is a fascinating exploration of inequality, multiculturalism, globalization, fundamentalism and brutality – in every sense a search for identity. The author’s prose is lithe as a snake and a joy to read.

If you like Kiran Desai you might also like to read books by Hisham Matar, Vikram Chandra and Khaled Hosseini.

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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai
Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006. A dense book on the tensions between Western and Eastern values during civil unrest in the foothills of the Himalayas amid a household of lonely souls. Its writing is superb, its plot...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2007
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Inheritance of Loss
Kiran Desai
Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006. Set in the Himalayas. An embittered judge wants a peaceful retirement, but with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, this suddenly becomes difficult.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2006

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