Join the HCSF Reading Group to discuss “The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai
Sunday, March 12, 2023
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific
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“The Inheritance of Loss"
by Kiran Desai
"The Inheritance of Loss is a geographically divided novel: in a mouldering house in the foothills of the Himalayas, a retired judge lives with his teenage granddaughter Sai, looked after by his nameless cook. Meanwhile, in the dungeon-kitchens of New York, the cook's son, Biju, scrapes together a living in the cheap restaurants of the city, an undocumented immigrant sleeping in cellars with others like himself. Chapter by chapter, we move between India and America. . . . between continents, between nationalities, between religions.” The Guardian "Desai's novel seems lit by a moral intelligence at once fierce and tender.” New York Times “Briskly paced and sumptuously written, the novel ponders questions of nationhood, modernity, and class, in ways both moving and revelatory.” The New Yorker Winner of the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award.