Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Condition - Very Good
Only 4 left


In a similar vein to previous subject matter - the lives of Indians in exile, of people navigating between the inherited traditions and the baffling New World they must encounter every day - this novel charts the story of a Bengali exile in Boston, USA.

The Namesake Summary

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant collection Interpreter of Maladies took as its subject matter the lives of Indians in exile, of people navigating between the strict traditions they've inherited and the baffling New World they must encounter every day. The Namesake, in a similar vein, is the story of a Bengali exile in Boston, from 'a dazzling storyteller, the kind of writer who makes you want to grab the next person you see and say "Read this!"' (AMY TAN)

The Namesake Reviews

'Quietly dazzling... The Namesake is that rare thing: an intimate, closely observed family portrait that effortlessly and discreetly unfolds to disclose a capacious social vision... Jhumpa Lahiri has taken the haunting chamber music of her first collection of stories and reorchestrated its themes of exile and identity to create a symphonic work, a debut novel that is as assured and eloquent as the work of a longtime master of the craft.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Praise for Interpreter of Maladies: 'Lahiri is a writer of uncommon elegance and poise, and with Interpreter of Maladies she has made a precocious debut.' New York Times 'After reading three of these stories, I found myself rationing the remaining six, to try to make the book last longer. A lovely collection.' Scotsman 'Strong, subtle... a debut to relish.' Guardian 'One of the finest short story writers I've read' Amy Tan 'The genius of Lahiri's storytelling lies in her restrained drollery, her eye for details, and her tone of wise consolation.' Harpers & Queen 'Dazzling writing... Simply put, Lahiri displays a remarkable maturity and ability to imagine other lives.' USA Today 'Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake is a patient, quiet novel about identity. As with her short story collection, the prose is lyrical and rich with details that bring to life characters torn between old world traditions and assimilation. Though it doesn't really break any new ground, the writing is so precise and the characters (particularly Gogol) so well-defined, that one doesn't mind and takes The Namesake for what it is: an engrossing tale told by a uniquely talented author. ' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

About Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London of Bengali parents, and grew up in Rhode Island, USA. Her stories have appeared in many American journals, including the New Yorker. Interpreter of Maladies, her first published collection, won the Pulitzer Prize 2000 for Fiction, the New Yorker Prize for Best First Book, the PEN/Hemingway Award and was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Award. Jhumpa Lahiri lives in New York.

Additional information

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Namesake