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Inheritance of Loss, The: A Novel
by Kiran Desai | Literature & Fiction
Registered by prachitulshan of Kolkata, West Bengal India on 11/8/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by prachitulshan from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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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.
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Journal Entry 2 by prachitulshan at World Buddhist Medicine quarters in Bangkok, (Bangkok) Krung Thep Mahanakhon Thailand on Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/13/2011 UTC) at World Buddhist Medicine quarters in Bangkok, (Bangkok) Krung Thep Mahanakhon Thailand

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Bally, to fight away the dark monday blues, and also absolve himself of his recent 'sins', goes and visits the Buddhist Headquarters in Bangkok - lovely pagoda-style dark blue buildings - and Bally, ever-conscious, has a cover to match. :)

Released for Turn 14 of the MP game hosted by Vekiki - collect the dark blues

 


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