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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Signed First Edition - 2003 - from Anthony Greene (SKU: 2019_117)

The Namesake

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The Namesake

by Jhumpa Lahiri

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As new condition in as new dust-jacket, signed by author Jhumpa Lahiri on the title page.

Synopsis

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail -- the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase -- that opens whole worlds of emotion. The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise." The Namesake is a fine-tuned, intimate, and deeply felt novel of identity.

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On Aug 11 2005, Raabe said:
Delightful and moving, this story of an Americanized Indian man nicknamed "Gogol" after Nikolai Gogol is thoughtful and extremely entertaining. Lahiri is a prizewinner not to be missed.

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Bookseller
Anthony Greene US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2019_117
Title
The Namesake
Author
Jhumpa Lahiri
Format/binding
Tight
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
2
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
2003

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About Anthony Greene

I buy and sell books to support a lifelong habit of collecting authors I treasure. I have a passion for story telling and vision. I have a large collection of authors, primarily in modern fiction, non fiction and children's literature. I am releasing many titles back into the world; first editions, many signed, some rare. Hit me up with questions; I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your interest.

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