The Namesake


The Namesake Cheaper Than a Cup of Coffee

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Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her debut short-story collection 'Interpreter of Maladies,' Lahiri, in her debut novel, enriches and expands on her signature themes: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and the tangled ties between generations of the Ganguli family and their journey from tradition-bound life in India to their fraught transformation into Americans. 291p. Pap. Kindle Price: $8.52

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  • Really it should get 5 stars

    4 out of 5

    Written by , Posted on at 4:14:25 PM

    Somehow my computer won't let me give this book 5 stars. This is a beautifully written book. I read some editorial review posted on this website where the reviewer gave it a poor rating. I'm surprised. The book is beautiful. Lahiri's writing makes you want to know her characters because of the way she describes them, their emotions and their reactions to a situation. This is particularly true when Gogol's father dies and she describes him having to go and clean out his father's apartment. I also found it interesting to read a description of immigrants coming to American and the issues around assimilation. As a child of immigrants, i could connect with this part of the book.