Author(s): Kiran Desai
This yearÃ¢ÂÂs Booker winner is Ã¢ÂÂa magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acutenessÃ¢ÂÂ, said the judges. Set partly in the Himalayas, it stars characters as diverse as a cantankerous judge, his orphaned granddaughter, the Nepali insurgent who loves her, a red setter, and a cook on the run from US Immigration. Ã¢ÂÂBriskly paced and sumptuously written . . . moving and revelatory.Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ The New Yorker.
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Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Writer of the Year 2007 and Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007.