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Interpreter of Maladies: Stories By Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.

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Interpreter of Maladies Summary


Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.

A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a heartbreaking loss; a student arrives in new lodgings in a mystifying new land and, while he awaits the arrival of his arranged-marriage wife from Bengal, he finds his first bearings with the aid of the curious evening rituals that his centenarian landlady orchestrates; a schoolboy looks on while his childminder finds that the smallest dislocation can unbalance her new American life all too easily and send her spiralling into nostalgia for her homeland...

Jhumpa Lahiri's prose is beautifully measured, subtle and sober, and she is a writer who leaves a lot unsaid, but this work is rich in observational detail, evocative of the yearnings of the exile (mostly Indians in Boston here), and full of emotional pull and reverberation.

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Interpreter of Maladies Reviews


`Lahiri has an extraordinary voice'
Salman Rushdie

`Jhumpa Lahiri is the kind of writer who makes you want to grab the next person you see and say
"Read this!"
She's a dazzling storyteller with a distinctive voice, an eye for nuance, an ear for irony. She is one of the finest short story writers I've read.'
AMY TAN

`Jhumpa Lahiri's strong, subtle short story collection is a debut to relish.'
Guardian

About Jhumpa Lahiri


jhumpa lahiri has been a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, but is currently teaching in New York. She has published her fiction in various US journals including the New Yorker, and has won several US prizes for her work.

Additional information

GOR001086530
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-05-12
208
0006551793
9780006551799
Winner of Pulitzer Prize Fiction Category 2000 Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2000
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