The December meeting of English Book Club consists of coffee, tea, something sweet and of course good conversation. We are going to discuss Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss. We will be meeting at 2pm on Wednesday the 19th of December.
Kiran Desai was born in India (in 1971) but is nowadays living in the USA. The Inheritance of Loss is her second book, published in 2006. The book won the Man Booker Prize. It’s themes varies from globalization and multiculturalism to fundamentalism and terrorist violence. It takes place in the Himalayas and the streets of New York. Novel follows the story of two young adults. An orphan girl Sai who is living with her grandfather in a quiet mountain village and the adventures of an illegal immigrant Biju working in the kitchens of New York.
Book of November (The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes) was liked a lot by the book club members. It was entertaining, surprising and well written. We liked especially the language of the book. The ending was so quick but complex that many of us had to re-read it a couple of times to get a hold of it.
See you in a couple of weeks!