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The Lowland

The Lowland

  • Title: The Lowland
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  • ISBN : 9780307265746
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 340 pages


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 areFrom Subhash s earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk an 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 areFrom 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


Author Jhumpa Lahiri

Nilanjana Sudeshna Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and brought up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island Brought up in America by a mother who wanted to raise her children to be Indian, she learned about her Bengali heritage from an early age Lahiri graduated from South Kingstown High School and later received her B.A in English literature from Barnard College in 1989 She then received multiple d




The Lowland Reviews (31)

  • Very close to a 3 Downgraded to a 2 because Lahiri can do SO much better.This book was just too chilly for me Years, decades, generations pass, but people don t grow, change or express themselves they just keep bitterness, love, sadness, guilt equally bottled up, and indulge in quiet renunciation Su [..]

  • It was as if Udayan were there, speaking to him, teasing him He felt their loyalty to one another, their affection, stretched halfway across the world Stretched perhaps to the breaking point by all that now stood between them, but at the same time refusing to break You don t have to be in [..]

  • Wow Jhumpa Lahiri s THE LOWLAND is a big novel with the power of her best short stories It follows the life of Subhash Mitra as he grows up in Calcutta and then moves to America typical fare for Lahiri, but with much broader scope and even cleaner, crisper writing than the Pulitzer Prize winner has [..]

  • Twilight s ChildrenHe had found the letter under his brother s bed He had not minded the dust that lit up the damp light of the room He had read it immediately But now that he was back in his room, he took it out again, wanting to read it one time, as always.He remembered all the letters he used to [..]

  • I ve been postponing writing a review of this book because I m not sure what I can say that hasn t been already said by others in a eloquent fashion So I ll record here my lingering reaction, the feeling that has stayed with me after two months This book is haunting and haunted A pair of linked tra [..]

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