Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

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By (author) Jhumpa Lahiri

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Format: Paperback | 198 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 039592720X
  • ISBN 13: 9780395927205
  • Sales rank: 27,516

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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.

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"ÝLahiri¨ announces herself as a wonderfully distinctive new voice. Indeed, Ms. Lahiri's prose is so eloquent and assured that the reader easily forgets the 'Interpreter of Maladies' is a young writer's first book...Ms. Lahiri chronicles her characters' lives with both objectivity and compassion while charting the emotional temperature of their lives with tactile precision. She is a writer of uncommon elegance and poise, and with 'Interpreter of Maldies' she has made a precocious debut."