Kiran Desai won the Man Booker Prize in 2006 for this funny and politically acute family saga about a peaceful retirement under siege from all sides.

In the north-eastern Himalayas, at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga, in an isolated and crumbling house, lives an embittered old judge, who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, and the son of his chatty cook trying to stay a step ahead of US immigration services, this is far from easy.

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2006 Booker Prize
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Hamish Hamilton
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Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai

About the Author

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, was educated in India, England and the United States, and now lives in New York.
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