The Namesake

đź“’The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Title : The Namesake
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 291
ISBN : 0618485228
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Namesake Summary : An incisive portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life, in a debut novel that spans three decades, two continents, and two generations. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Reprint.

đź“’The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Title : The Namesake
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Release Date : 2007-03
Pages : 291
ISBN : 0007245890
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Namesake Summary : Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

đź“’Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Title : Unaccustomed Earth
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Random House India
Release Date : 2013-09-05
Pages : 344
ISBN : 9788184004847
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Unaccustomed Earth Summary : The stories of Unaccustomed Earth focus on second-generation immigrants making and remaking lives, loves and identities in England and America. We follow brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and lovers, in stories that take us from Boston and London to Bombay and Calcutta. Blending the individual and the generational, the exotic and the strikingly mundane, these haunting, exquisitely detailed and emotionally complex stories are intensely compelling elegies of life, death, love and fate. This is a dazzling work from a masterful writer.

đź“’The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Title : The Namesake
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Newmarket Press
Release Date : 2006-12-01
Pages : 144
ISBN : 1557047316
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Namesake Summary : Original essays and glorious photography, stunningly designed in this unique moviebook from the director of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair—a Fox Searchlight release. In her essay "Writing and Film," the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri writes about the experience of seeing her novel "transposed" from paper to film. "Its essence remains, but it inhabits a different realm and must, like a transposed piece of music, conform to a different set of rules. . . . To have someone as devoted and as gifted as Mira reinvent my novel . . . has been a humbling and thrilling passage." Mira Nair's essay, "Photographs as Inspiration," begins with the provocative comment: "If it weren't for photography, I wouldn't be a filmmaker." She explains how photographs help her crystallize the visual style of her films and which particular photos influenced her vision for The Namesake. These two essays, written exclusively for this Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook, introduce an amazing panoply of images of people and places shot mainly in New York and Calcutta during the making of the movie, accented by excerpts from Lahiri's bestselling novel. Six Indian and American photographers' works are represented. Brilliantly illuminating the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations, The Namesake tells the story of the Ganguli family, whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to adapt to a new world while remembering the old. The couple's firstborn, Gogol, and sister Sonia grow up amid these divided loyalties, struggling to find their own identity without losing their heritage. Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Superman Returns) stars as Gogol.

Book Title : Interpreter of Maladies
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 514
ISBN : 0547447817
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Interpreter of Maladies Summary : Collects the author's short stories and her novel about an Indian-American boy who grows up conflicted and struggles to come to terms with his cultural heritage.

Book Title : The Gangster We Are All Looking For
Author : Thi Diem Thuy Le
Publisher : Anchor
Release Date : 2011-04-13
Pages : 176
ISBN : 9780307792259
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Gangster We Are All Looking For Summary : This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

đź“’Namesake by Megan Lavey-Heaton

Book Title : Namesake
Author : Megan Lavey-Heaton
Publisher :
Release Date : 2017-05-13
Pages : 172
ISBN : 0985309598
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Namesake Summary :

Book Title : Interpreter of Maladies
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2000-05-22
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9780547487069
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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.

đź“’The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Title : The Lowland
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Random House India
Release Date : 2013-09-08
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9788184004755
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Lowland Summary : 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. This extraordinary, emotionally riveting new novel, set in India and America, expands the scope and range of one of our most beloved storytellers: the Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan—charismatic and impulsive—finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement: he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother’s political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family’s home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind—including those seared in the heart of his brother’s wife. Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return. Shifting among the points of view of a wide range of richly drawn characters, it is at once a page-turner and a work of great beauty and complex emotion; an engrossing family saga with very high stakes; and a story steeped in history that seamlessly spans generations and geographies. A tour de force and an instant classic, this is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.

đź“’In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Book Title : In Other Words
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2016-02-09
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781101875568
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

In Other Words Summary : National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.