Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Interpreter of Maladies Summary
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.
Interpreter of Maladies Reviews
"Simply put, Lahiri displays a remarkable maturity and ability to imagine other lives...[E]ach story offers something special. Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies will reward readers." USA Today, Ginia Bellafante.
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Jhumpa Lahiri Author Biography
Jhumpa Lahiri was born 1967 in London, England, and raised in Rhode Island.
She is a graduate of Barnard College, where she received a B.A. in English
literature, and of Boston University, where she received an M.A. in English,
M.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in Comparative Studies in Literature and the
Arts, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies. She has taught creative writing at
Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
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