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November Books 17) The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai

An interesting and well-observed novel about the dislocations of a household caught up in both the 1986 Gorkhaland demonstrations in West Bengal, and the effects of India's relationship over the decades with both Britain and the US (or, more specifically, Cambridge University and the catering industry in New York). It didn't really blow me away, though it obviously worked better for many other people (including the Booker Prize judges).
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