PositiveThe New York TimesWith equal measures of sympathy and satire, it craftily addresses the highly charged issue of being \'black enough\' in America ... It is only thanks to Everett\'s well-calibrated and witty handling of this material that Monk manages to think his way through such a sticky situation.
PositiveThe Los Angeles TmesThe Inheritance of Loss takes place in Kalimpong, an Indian village in the eastern Himalayas on the border with Nepal. In the shadow of these great mountains and their ‘wizard phosphorescence,’ a handful of characters must find their own ways in a society alternately romancing its colonial past and trying to keep pace with a modernized future … If Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard established Desai as an expert storyteller, The Inheritance of Loss distinguishes her as a writer of note. The small canvas of Himalayan life, evocatively as it is wrought, is merely a jumping-off point. The picture Desai paints here is much broader, a deft and often witty commentary on cultural issues that are all too familiar in an interconnected world where immigration – and the accompanying blight of bigotry – have become an international norm.