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Kiran Desai Message Board 3/10/2010 5:55:42 AM
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Author Desai's Book Reviews

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
This is a hliarious book set in a remote part of the north of India, south of the Himalayas. The book starts with an unbearably hot summer where the people in the town of Shahkot are dying for the monsoon rains to start. The suffering, irritations and frustrations this waiting brings on are described in humorous detail. Then the story is set to usher in the birth of Sampat. As he grows inside his mother Kulfi, she feels a strange sort of craving ...