About the Book
In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in theHimalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace,when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. Thejudge's cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often onhis son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurantto another. Kiran Desai's brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, isa story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices thatmajestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides withthe modern world.
About the Author
Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971. Her last book was the criticallyacclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. Educated in India, Englandand the United States, she continues to divide her time between places,with mixed results.