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In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge who wants to retire in peace when Kiran Desai's first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries.When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai's new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests. The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded.The judge must revisit his past, his own role in this grasping world of conflicting desires--every moment holding out the possibility for hope or betrayal.Having both fled terrible hardships, their days are now vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in.Books Made Me: Mouth Off When I was in second grade, my teacher would pause for what felt like an eternity between words of the weekly spelling quiz.