Author(s): Kiran Desai
This yearÃ¢Â�Â�s Booker winner is Ã¢Â�Â�a magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acutenessÃ¢Â�Â�, 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¢Â�Â�Briskly paced and sumptuously written . . . moving and revelatory.Ã¢Â�Â� Ã¢Â�Â� The New Yorker.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Writer of the Year 2007 and Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007.