The Inheritance of Loss

Desai, Kiran

£13.00

The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai’s extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel. High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time. The judge, broken by a world too messy for justice, is haunted by his past. His orphan granddaughter has fallen in love with her handsome tutor, despite their different backgrounds and ideals. The cook’s heart is with his son, who is working in a New York restaurant, mingling with an underclass from all over the globe as he seeks somewhere to call home. Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change. Civil unrest is making itself felt, stirring up inner conflicts as powerful as those dividing the community, pitting the past against the present, nationalism against love, a small place against the troubles of a big world. ‘A Magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and political acuteness’ Hermione Lee, chair of the Man Booker Prize judges.

1 in stock

Publisher
Hamish Hamilton
Publisher City
London
Year
2006
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Desai, Kiran
SKU
IYC132741
Categories
Condition
Very good, 1st edition (7th printing), unclipped d/j, brown boards, silver spine titling bright, text block firm, pages tight and unmarked; some browning and foxing on edges.
Size
8vo: royal (250 x 170 / 10" x 6_")
Page Count
324
ISBN
9780241143483