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‘Lahiri has an extraordinary voice’
‘Jhumpa Lahiri is the kind of writer who makes you want to grab the next person you see and say
She’s a dazzling storyteller with a distinctive voice, an eye for nuance, an ear for irony. She is one of the finest short story writers I’ve read.’
‘Jhumpa Lahiri’s strong, subtle short story collection is a debut to relish.’
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE 2000
"Jhumpha Lahiri is the kind of writer who makes you want to grab the first person you see and say 'Read this!' She's a dazzling storyteller with a distinctive voice , an eye for nuance , an ear for irony. She is one of the finest short story writers I've read." AMY TAN
"Another side of India emerges when Lahiri sets her stories solely in Calcutta - where her protaganists are not Harvard academics but stair sweepers and outcasts. The nostalgic mist of homesickness lifted, India emerges raw, chaotic and often harsh...After reading three of these stories, I found myself rationing the remaining six, to try to make the book last longer. A lovely collection." Victoria Miller, SCOTSMAN
"The genius of Jhumpha Lahiri's storytelling lies in her restrained drollery, her eye for details, and her tone of wise consolation." Anthony Quinn, HARPERS & QUEEN
"Dazzling writing...Simply put, Lahiri displays a remarkable maturity and ability to imagine other lives. Each story offers something special." USA TODAY
"Strong, subtle...a debut to relish." GUARDIAN
"Jhumpa Lahiri's strength as a writer stems partly from her ability to delineate in telling detail the mores of bith societies... There are at the moment many good writers of Indian origin who recall with troubled nostalgia a past they do not want to return to but somehow hope to resolve by explaining it in fictional form. Lahiri joind the ranks of those whose work goes further and illuminates human nature in general." TLSSee all Product Description
Great short stories about Indian cultural norms and expectations playing out in modern lifePublished 1 month ago by EMC
Great writing by this author. Found it easy to purchase from this seller and it arrived promptly. ThanksPublished 4 months ago by Mahmuda A.
Whereas Alice Munroe zooms in on small-town Canadian lives, Lahiri homes in on the Indian community of Canada thus opening up the horizons that often seem so narrow in Munroe. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Aline P'nina Tayar