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Publisher Comments:

A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.

About the Author

JHUMPA LAHIRI is the author of three books, most recently Unaccustomed Earth. Her debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and her work has been translated into twenty-nine languages.

Table of Contents

A Temporary Matter When Mr. Pirzada Came To Dine Interpreter Of Maladies A Real Durwan Sexy Mrs. Sen's This Blessed House The Treatment Of Bibi Haldar The Third and Final Continent

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547487069
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Author:
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 x 0.6 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.
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