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E-AUDIO
Author Desai, Kiran, 1971-
Title The inheritance of loss [downloadable audiobook] / Kiran Desai
Publisher [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007
Descript 121418
Tech Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 175858 KB)
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Note Downloadable audio file
Title from: Title details screen
Unabridged
Performer(S) Read by Meera Simhan
Note Duration: 12:14:18
Summary 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
Subject Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Judges -- Retirement -- Fiction
Tutors and tutoring -- Fiction
Ethnic relations -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Older men -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Kānchenjunga (Nepal and India) -- Fiction
Genre Audiobooks
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Simhan, Meera
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781415939697 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
1415939691 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)

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