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Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth

  • Title: Unaccustomed Earth
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  • ISBN : 9780676979343
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 352 pages


Eight stories longer and emotionally complex than any Lahiri has yet written that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.From the internationally best selling, Pulitzer Prize winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction eight storie Eight stories longer and emotionally complex than any Lahiri has yet written that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.From the internationally best selling, Pulitzer Prize winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction eight stories longer and emotionally complex than any she has yet written that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers.In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a new city, is visited by her father, who carefully tends the earth of her garden, where he and his grandson form a special bond But he s harboring a secret from his daughter, a love affair he s keeping all to himself In A Choice of Accommodations, a husband s attempt to turn an old friend s wedding into a romantic getaway weekend with his wife takes a dark, revealing turn as the party lasts deep into the night In Only Goodness, a sister eager to give her younger brother the perfect childhood she never had is overwhelmed by guilt, anguish, and anger when his alcoholism threatens her family And in Hema and Kaushik, a trio of linked stories a luminous, intensely compelling elegy of life, death, love, and fate we follow the lives of a girl and boy who, one winter, share a house in Massachusetts They travel from innocence to experience on separate, sometimes painful paths, until destiny brings them together again years later in Rome Unaccustomed Earth is rich with Jhumpa Lahiri s signature gifts exquisite prose, emotional wisdom, and subtle renderings of the most intricate workings of the heart and mind It is a masterful, dazzling work of a writer at the peak of her powers


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




Unaccustomed Earth Reviews (31)

  • The title of Lahiri s latest book Unaccustomed Earth refers to the first story in this collection but also to a motif dominating all of the stories tales about a world unaccustomed to the shifts and changes taking place on its surface, a world uncomfortable with the destruction and loss brought on b [..]

  • As I progressed through the first four stories, I became and angry I couldn t understand why Lahiri would put out another book that was almost identical to to her first She seemed to have retreated even further into her safe space , writing only about Bengali Americans who study at ivy league scho [..]

  • RACCONTARE UN RACCONTO The Namesake Il destino nel nome , regia di Mira Nair, dal romanzo omonimo di Jhumpa Lahiri 2006.Sono racconti lunghi mai meno di 30 pagine I primi cinque sono ispirati allo stesso tema e sembrano comporre una sezione a se stante gli ultimi tre compongono un tutto unico, la st [..]

  • These eight short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri are quiet, penetrating, and meticulously written The first five stories are distinct, while the last three are interrelated Lahiri s prose seems so clean and precise that it is very easy to turn page after page despite the fact that her stories are not real [..]

  • Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri Unaccustomed Earth is a collection of short stories from Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri This is her second collection of stories, the first being the Pulitzer winning Interpreter of Maladies As with much of Lahiri s work, Unaccustomed Earth considers th [..]

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