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The Inheritance Of Loss: Kiran Desai [Dec. 17th, 2013|10:18 am]
Tony Grist
We're in Nepal, in a valley under Kanchenjunga; it's the 1980s, corruption is endemic, the young are agitating for a Gorkha homeland and- in their decaying bungalows above the town- a group of wealthy retirees- Indian and European- are keeping alive the tastes and traditions of the British Raj.  Anyone who can blag a visa escapes to Britain or the USA and sends home lies about how well they're doing there. Sai, the grandaughter of the judge, begins a puppyish romance with a half-hearted young revolutionary...

A funny, grim and largely unforgiving book. 

[User Picture]From: porsupah
2013-12-21 06:29 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it'd adapt well for the screen - if the writing carries the tale, that's the main qualifier, but with that locale as a backdrop, it'd surely be a delight for the Director of Cinematography.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-12-21 10:09 pm (UTC)
A lot of the action takes place during the rainy season. That would be a challenge- because when it rains in the foothills of the Himalayas it really rains...
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