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The lowland : a novel

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Two brothers bound by tragedy. A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past. A country torn by revolution. A love that lasts long past death. An extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: the best-selling author of The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2013
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 9780307265746 0307265749 067697936X 9780676979367 0307278263 9780307278265 9781408828113 1408828111 9781408844557 1408844559
OCLC Number: 822559917
Awards: October LibraryReads List, 2013
Description: 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight. So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass --
as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India --
their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan --
charismatic and impulsive --
finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow. -Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date. --
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An outstanding new collection of stories that explore the heart of family life and the immigrant experience, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake  Read more...


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A domestic epic that manages to combine the personal and intimate with the political and the public superbly well -- Harry Ritchie * Daily Mail * Sublimely brilliant * Esther Freud * She has an Read more...

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