The Namesake: A Novel
The Namesake: A Novel
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The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. 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.… (more)

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. 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.

 

Publisher: Mariner Books (September 01, 2004)

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 509 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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