The inheritance of loss by Kiran Desai

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Published by Atlantic Monthly Press in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Kānchenjunga (Nepal and India)

Subjects:

  • Grandparent and child -- Fiction,
  • Judges -- Retirement -- Fiction,
  • Tutors and tutoring -- Fiction,
  • Ethnic relations -- Fiction,
  • Teenage girls -- Fiction,
  • Grandfathers -- Fiction,
  • Older men -- Fiction,
  • Orphans -- Fiction,
  • Kānchenjunga (Nepal and India) -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementKiran Desai.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.E82 I54 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3428061M
ISBN 100871139294
LC Control Number2005052416
OCLC/WorldCa61228799

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