Only hours after boarding a train, Alice is lying in hospital in a coma after an accident that could have been a suicide attempt. With her life hanging in the balance her family sit by her side where long-buried tensions start to rise to the surface.
The story of a soldier who is collecting dead bodies after a battle and then begins to think about his past.
A seductive and hugely suspenseful novel about what can happen when you look too closely into the past.
The Inheritance of Loss is the second novel by Indian author Kiran Desai. Its main themes are migration, living between two worlds, and between past and present.