The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss

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The author of the acclaimed "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" takes readers to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency in Nepal challenges the old way of life--and opens up a grasping world of conflicting more

Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 30mm | 1,102.24g
  • Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0871139294
  • 9780871139290
  • 550,515

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"If book reviews just cut to the chase, this one would simply read: This is a terrific novel! Read it!" -Ann Harleman, "The Boston Globe""One of the most impressive novels in English of the past year, and I predict you'll read it...with your heart in your chest, inside the narrative, and the narrative inside you." -Alan Cheuse, "Chicago Tribune""[An] extraordinary new novel...lit by a moral intelligence at once fierce and tender." -Pankaj Mishra, front-cover review in "The New York Times Book Review""If God is in the details, Ms. Desai has written a holy book. Page after page, from Harlem to the Himalayas, she captures the terror and exhilaration of being alive in the world." -Gary Shteyngart, author of "Absurdistan"show more

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