Title: THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS - Rare Fine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 324 pages. Published in 2006. The author's breakthrough second novel. One of the finest novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the British Edition and the 2010 Easton Press Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Kiran Desai's "The Inheritance of Loss". In a word: Masterpiece. "Beautiful. Lit by a moral intelligence at once fierce and tender" (Pankaj Mishra). "The best novel I've read about the immigrant life and the ongoing parallel world left behind. It's the best, sweetest, most delightful novel I've read in ages" (Francisco Goldman). "Briskly paced and sumptuously written, the novel ponders questions of nationhood, modernity, and class in ways both moving and revelatory" (The New Yorker Magazine). The novel is dedicated to Anita Desai, a world-renowned and iconic writer ("To my mother with so much love"), who clearly inspired Kiran, the youngest of Desai's four children, to follow in her mother's footsteps. For better or for worse, Kiran Desai's own novel will be difficult to surpass, a very tough act to follow. An absolute "must-have" title for Kiran Desai collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Kiran Desai. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which her signature was obtained. This title is a great book. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. This is the single most beautiful copy we have seen. Please note: Far too many copies available online have all kinds of inexplicable flaws for a relatively new book (creasing, soiling, tears, bumps, you name it even if the dealers themselves do not) yet they are priced as though they had collectible value. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 2006 and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2007 for "The Inheritance of Loss". One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KIRAN DESAI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0871139294. Bookseller Inventory # 20321
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971. Her last book was the critically acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Educated in India, England, and the United States, she continues, like the characters in this book, to divide her time between places, with mixed results.
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