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    • The Inheritance of Loss

    • By: Kiran Desai
    • Narrated by: Meera Simhan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 206

    In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge. He only wants to retire in peace, but then 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, who is hop-scotching from one New York restaurant job to another. A novel of depth and emotion, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgeous prose but grim

    • By Bob on 06-08-07

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Inheritance of Loss

    • By: Kiran Desai
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    At the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, lives an embittered old judge who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But this is far from easy with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter Sai, come to live with him and his chatty cook. Biju, the cook's son, is trying to make his way in the US, flitting between a succession of grubby kitchen jobs to stay one step ahead of the immigration services.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Stirring Novel

    • By Elanjelian on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $25.44