The Lowland

The Lowland

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By (author) Jhumpa Lahiri

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 178mm x 32mm | 226g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408850036
  • ISBN 13: 9781408850039
  • Edition statement: UK open market ed
  • Sales rank: 5,104

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 From 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.

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Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of three previous works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake and most recently, Unaccustomed Earth. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.

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Sweeping, ambitious ... Confirms Lahiri as a writer of formidable powers and great depth of feeling, who makes the business of conjuring a story from the chaos of human lives seem quite effortless Observer This tale of family ties, the bond of brothers and the breaking of traditions is moving, surprising and utterly compelling ... It's as beautiful as anything you will ever read - it touches your soul Stylist Devastating Independent A compelling novel that lingers long in the mind Financial Times Books of the Year A sad, haunting story, which resonates long after the last page has been turned Evening Standard