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The Namesake journeys with the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in India through their fraught transformation into Americans.

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Main Author: Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Other Authors: Choudhury, Sarita.
Format: Spoken Word Recording Audio CD
Language:English
Published:New York : Random House Audio, p2003.
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Main Author:Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Summary:The Namesake journeys with the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in India through their fraught transformation into Americans.

Jhumpa Lahiri'sInterpreter of Maladiesestablished this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. InThe 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. The Namesaketakes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged marriage, 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, 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 a 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.

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General Notes:Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Physical Description:9 sound discs (ca.11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer:Read by Sarita Choudhury.
ISBN:0739341367
9780739341360
Author Notes:

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London, England on July 11, 1967. She received a B.A. in English literature from Barnard College in 1989, and a M.A. in English, a M.A. in Creative Writing, a M.A. in Comparative Studies in Literature and the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Boston University.

Lahiri taught creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her debut work, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000. She has also won the PEN/Hemmingway Award, an O. Henry Award, The New Yorker's best debut of the year award, and an Addison Metcalf award. Her other works include The Namesake, which was made into a movie in 2007, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland, which won 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

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