The Inheritance of Loss - Chapter 42 and Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 42 and Chapter 43 Summary

Gyan is full of guilt for his actions and betrayal to his family, Sai and the Gorkha revolution, all three who are pulling him in different directions. The boys arrive at Cho Oyu to demand a member of the household attend the burning. The judge volunteers the cook. On the day of the burning, July 27th 1986, the cook joins the MetalBox watchman to watch the burning together. They were instructed to yell "Jai Gorkha!" while marching, but during the march, a ton of rocks and stones were pelted in in their direction from behind the post office. A panic started and the police opened fire on the marches, killing thirteen local boys. The cook ran back to Cho Oyu alone, crying and collapsing now and again. He wonders whether Biju still exists or not, or if he is only...

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