Book Review of The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2006.This takes place in an isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in Himalyas. It is the story of an embittered judge who wants to retire in peace and his granddaughter. The judge's cook watches over the granddaughter. The cook's son is the center of the cook's attention. The characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consquences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.