Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

ISBN: 0618101365

ISBN 13: 9780618101368

Publication Date: May 22, 2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pages: 198

Format: Paperback

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

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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.

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