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The lowland /
Jhumpa Lahiri.
imprint
Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2013.
description
340 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780676979367 :
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imprint
Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2013.
isbn
9780676979367 :
catalogue key
9031074
 
Issued also in electronic format.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"An absolute triumph. Lahore uses a gorgeously rendered Calcutta landscape to profound effect.... As shocking complexities tragedies, and revelations multiply, Lahiri astutely examines the psychological nuances of conviction, guilt, grief, marriage, and parenthood, and delicately but firmly dissects the moral conundrums inherent in violent revolution. Renowned for her exquisite prose and penetrating insights, Lahiri attains new heights of artistry--flawless transparency, immersive intimacy with characters and place--in her spellbinding fourth book and second novel. A magnificent, universal, and indelible work of literature.... Lahiri's standing increases with each book, and this is her most compelling yet." --Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review) Praise for Unaccustomed Earth : "Lahiri's enormous gifts as a storyteller are on full display in this collection: the gorgeous, effortless prose; the characters haunted by regret, isolation, loss, and tragedies big and small; and most of all, a quiet, emerging sense of humanity." --Khaled Hosseini "Extraordinary . . . Elegiac and haunting. A testament to Lahiri's emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a writer." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Stunning. . . . Never before has Lahiri mined so perfectly the secrets of the human heart." --USA Today "Lahiri, a master storyteller--who, along with Alice Munro, has arguably done more to reinvigorate the once-moribund form than any other contemporary English-language writer--comes full circle with this book, imbued as it is with a sense of passage, of life and death and rebirth." -- Vogue "Ferociously good . . . acutely observed . . . Lahiri is emotionally precise about her characters and the way the world appears to them. These are unforgettable people, their stories unforgettably well told." --O , The Oprah Magazine
LONGLISTED 2013 - Man Booker Prize "An absolute triumph. Lahiri uses a gorgeously rendered Calcutta landscape to profound effect.... As shocking complexities tragedies, and revelations multiply, Lahiri astutely examines the psychological nuances of conviction, guilt, grief, marriage, and parenthood, and delicately but firmly dissects the moral conundrums inherent in violent revolution. Renowned for her exquisite prose and penetrating insights, Lahiri attains new heights of artistry--flawless transparency, immersive intimacy with characters and place--in her spellbinding fourth book and second novel. A magnificent, universal, and indelible work of literature.... Lahiri's standing increases with each book, and this is her most compelling yet." --Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review) "A moving tale of family ties.... Lahiri's stories capture dislocation and ambivalence with a unique play of words. The Lowland , set in India and America...is one of the highly anticipated books of the fall." -- Times of India "Lahiri's...haunting second novel crosses generations, oceans, and the chasms that despair creates within families.... Lahiri's skill is reflected not only in her restrained and lyric prose, but also in her moving forward chronological time while simultaneously unfolding memory, which does not fade in spite of the years. A formidable and beautiful book." -- Publishers Weekly
LONGLISTED 2013 - Man Booker Prize "An absolute triumph. Lahore uses a gorgeously rendered Calcutta landscape to profound effect.... As shocking complexities tragedies, and revelations multiply, Lahiri astutely examines the psychological nuances of conviction, guilt, grief, marriage, and parenthood, and delicately but firmly dissects the moral conundrums inherent in violent revolution. Renowned for her exquisite prose and penetrating insights, Lahiri attains new heights of artistry--flawless transparency, immersive intimacy with characters and place--in her spellbinding fourth book and second novel. A magnificent, universal, and indelible work of literature.... Lahiri's standing increases with each book, and this is her most compelling yet." --Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review) Praise for Unaccustomed Earth : "Lahiri's enormous gifts as a storyteller are on full display in this collection: the gorgeous, effortless prose; the characters haunted by regret, isolation, loss, and tragedies big and small; and most of all, a quiet, emerging sense of humanity." --Khaled Hosseini "Extraordinary . . . Elegiac and haunting. A testament to Lahiri's emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a writer." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Stunning. . . . Never before has Lahiri mined so perfectly the secrets of the human heart." --USA Today "Lahiri, a master storyteller--who, along with Alice Munro, has arguably done more to reinvigorate the once-moribund form than any other contemporary English-language writer--comes full circle with this book, imbued as it is with a sense of passage, of life and death and rebirth." -- Vogue "Ferociously good . . . acutely observed . . . Lahiri is emotionally precise about her characters and the way the world appears to them. These are unforgettable people, their stories unforgettably well told." --O , The Oprah Magazine
Praise for Unaccustomed Earth : "Lahiri's enormous gifts as a storyteller are on full display in this collection: the gorgeous, effortless prose; the characters haunted by regret, isolation, loss, and tragedies big and small; and most of all, a quiet, emerging sense of humanity." --Khaled Hosseini "Extraordinary . . . Elegiac and haunting. A testament to Lahiri's emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a writer." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Stunning. . . . Never before has Lahiri mined so perfectly the secrets of the human heart." --USA Today "Lahiri, a master storyteller--who, along with Alice Munro, has arguably done more to reinvigorate the once-moribund form than any other contemporary English-language writer--comes full circle with this book, imbued as it is with a sense of passage, of life and death and rebirth." -- Vogue "Ferociously good . . . acutely observed . . . Lahiri is emotionally precise about her characters and the way the world appears to them. These are unforgettable people, their stories unforgettably well told." --O , The Oprah Magazine
Praise for Unaccustomed Earth : "Lahiri's enormous gifts as a storyteller are on full display in this collection: the gorgeous, effortless prose; the characters haunted by regret, isolation, loss, and tragedies big and small; and most of all, a quiet, emerging sense of humanity." -Khaled Hosseini "Extraordinary . . . Elegiac and haunting. A testament to Lahiri's emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a writer." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Stunning. . . . Never before has Lahiri mined so perfectly the secrets of the human heart." -USA Today "Lahiri, a master storyteller--who, along with Alice Munro, has arguably done more to reinvigorate the once-moribund form than any other contemporary English-language writer--comes full circle with this book, imbued as it is with a sense of passage, of life and death and rebirth." - Vogue "Lucid and revelatory. . . . Universal and deeply felt." - The Washington Post Book World "Gorgeous. . . . Showcases a considerable talent in full bloom." -San Francisco Chronicle "Ferociously good . . . acutely observed . . . Lahiri is emotionally precise about her characters and the way the world appears to them. These are unforgettable people, their stories unforgettably well told." -O , The Oprah Magazine
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Summaries
Main Description
Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty: he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife. Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland expands the range of one of our most dazzling storytellers, seamlessly interweaving the historical and the personal across generations and geographies. This masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return, is a tour de force and an instant classic.
Main Description
Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 "New York Times "bestselling author gives us a powerful new novel--set in both India and America--that explores the price of idealism, and a love that can last long past death. Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, andUdayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty: he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brothers political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their familys home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brothers wife. Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, "The Lowland" expands the range of one of our most dazzling storytellers, seamlessly interweaving the historical and the personal across generations and geographies. This masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return, is a tour de force and an instant classic.
Main Description
Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author gives us a powerful new novel--set in both India and America--that explores the price of idealism, and a love that can last long past death. Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty: he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife. Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland expands the range of one of our most dazzling storytellers, seamlessly interweaving the historical and the personal across generations and geographies. This masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return, is a tour de force and an instant classic.

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