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  • Written by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Jhumpa Lahiri's poignant first novel builds on the themes of her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection, INTERPRETER OF MALADIES. In THE NAMESAKE, the Ganguli family emigrates from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs at the end of the 1960s, shortly after their arranged marriage. An MIT engineering student, Ashoke is progressive and ready to enter American culture, while his tradition-bound wife, Ashima, desperately misses her Indian home and resists the new world. When their first child, a boy, is born, they give him the pet name of Gogol, after the Russian writer, whose writings Ashoke believes were instrumental in saving his life. This tale of three generations sensitively explores the profound conflicts between cultures and generations, the child's search for cultural identity, and the power of acceptance.
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About Jhumpa Lahiri

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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.


About Sarita Choudhury

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Sarita Choudhury was born in Blackheath, London, England, of half Bengali-Indian and half English descent. She is best known for her roles in the Mira Nair-directed feature films Mississippi Masala, The Perez Family, and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She’s narrated Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth.

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • September 16, 2003
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Random House Audio
  • $20.00
  • 9780739306963

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