The Inheritance of Loss - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The police are intrigued by the letters, even though they started to become repetitive. The letters are very similar, and Biju writes mainly about the job he is in, how it is better than the last, and how he misses his father. The cook always wrote back carefully, so Biju wouldn't be embarrassed by him, giving him advice and telling him to contact another Indian from this town who lives in America. Sai feels embarrassed for watching the cook's pride being stripped. She feels like their relationship is fake because of their different class levels. She speaks English and he, Hindi, and they never get into deep conversations. Yet she feels comfort when she sees his face and accepts the way he addresses her so tenderly when he calls her Saibaby or Babyji. Sai met the cook nine years before on arriving to...

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