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The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
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Dec 31, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: finished-reading

I picked up this book up after hearing an excellent review of it on NPR and finding that I could not get the provocative title out of my head. Although at times disjointed, and although the characters and intertwining plots aren't always consistent and/or balanced, I thoroughly enjoyed the super textured story. The imagery and poetic language, and the focus on the lives of people living on the margins, reminds me of a more garrulous Ondaatje, and I definitely recommend this book for those who may like to read for language more than characters/plot.

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