June 1998


By Kiran Desai
Review by
Share this Article:

If Salman Rushdie praises your work as lush and the New Yorker publishes one of your stories before you are old enough to rent a car, chances are that you are talented. Kiran Desai has talent in spades, an her debut Hullaballo in the Guava Orchard leaves readers wishing the novel had just kept going. Desai writes unerringly about the triumph of failure, the circularity of life, and endears herself with a particular examination of Indian culture that resonates with universal themes. Reviewed by Mark Luce.

Trending Reviews

Get the Book

Hullaballo in the Guava Orchard

Hullaballo in the Guava Orchard

By Kiran Desai
Atlantic Monthly
ISBN 9780871137111

Sign Up

Stay on top of new releases: Sign up for our newsletter to receive reading recommendations in your favorite genres every Tuesday.

Reading recommendations delivered
to your inbox

Stay up to date on the latest releases
and receive reviews of new books in all your favorite genres.