The Inheritance of Loss

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In the northeastern Himalayas, at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga, in a crumbling isolated house, there lives a cantankerous old judge who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and the son ...Continua
Ignominia
Ha scritto il 06/07/16
perplexing
After an initial amazement for the ways the writer is able to go deep into many aspects of of foreigness and how corrupting and debilitating can be to live as an immigrant, the writer loses her thread and the story wobbles into an unfinished and unsa...Continua
Ariannarossi
Ha scritto il 25/09/13

It was difficult to stick to reading the book until its end. The writing is very dense and the subject matter heavy - instructive but I would not recommend it.

Iris
Ha scritto il 20/05/12
Many and many times I was tempted to skip the overly descriptive passages and plunge into the character's feelings and stories: what Kiran Desai does really well is portray the million ways in which the inheritance of loss manifests itself in their l...Continua
natalia
Ha scritto il 21/08/10
SPOILER ALERT
this book grew slowly on me. at first it was a bit hard to get back to reading it, even if i liked it. the first part is very slow, not much happens, but if you keep reading then you'll see that it's a preparation for the second, in which a lot happe...Continua
Anna
Ha scritto il 12/02/10

English writing Indian authors.. sometimes I feel it's always the same story they tell.

indiani anglofoni.. scrivono con grazia, ma sembra di leggere sempre la stessa storia


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