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This month, a first for World Book Club: we’ve already talked to the mother, Anita Desai, on this programme - now we talk to the daughter, Indian writer Kiran Desai about her internationally bestselling work "The Inheritance of Loss". Winner of the Man Booker prize in 2006 Desai’s novel is a profoundly moving cross-continental saga that sweeps around the globe from the Himalayas to New York City to Cambridge, a place of endless humiliations. Reflecting the author’s own Indian American upbringing the novel interweaves the grand disruptions of politics with the domestic lives and loves of three memorable characters, the morose Judge, his lovelorn granddaughter Sai and their devoted, long-suffering Cook.

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Tue 5 Jan 2010 13:32 GMT