I just came to know that Kiran Desai’s book “The Inheritance of Loss” has won the Booker Prize for 2006. For those of you who dont know, she is the daughter of the noted novelist, Anita Desai, who has also been nominated three times before- in 1980,1984,1999. Aged 35, she is the youngest novelist to have ever won a Booker Prize. My favorite novelist, Arundhati Roy, won it when she was 36 🙂
I have read the excerpt that has been provided by Amazon. I liked whatever I have read till now. You can read the excerpt here.
There is this line on Page 2 which I found to be very profound:
“Could fulfillment ever be felt as deeply as loss? Romantically she decided that love must surely reside in the gap between desire and fulfillment, in the lack, not the contentment. Love was the ache, the anticipation, the retreat, everything around it but the emotion itself”.
Thats like a big wow!! I cant wait to get this book from Amazon and start reading it 🙂 Any thoughts?
While we are on this topic, let me ask you a question- Which is your favorite Booker Prize Winning Novel?
1. The God of Small Things
1. The Blind Assassin
Sorry, I like these three equally. Cant prioritize 😛