Interpreter of Maladies
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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Review: Interpreter of Maladies / The NamesakeUser Review - Goodreads
Brilliant piece of writing. Each story deals with a different aspect of life. The stories are simple and engaging....will make you wonder, 'Hey!! I could have come up with this story...but I didn't.' I would like to call it "A little piece of Bengal" Read full review
Review: Interpreter of Maladies / The NamesakeUser Review - Hua Wang - Goodreads
Lahiri is an expert in finding touching moments in ordinary lives. Worth reading. Read full review