Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
20th impression 2017
The Namesake is now a major motion picture from the director of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair.
‘Fantasticallyreadable,warm and profound’-Julie Myerson,Guardian
Gogol is named after his father’s favourite author.But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America,the boy starts to hate the awkward name and itches to cast it off,along with the inherited values it represents.Determined to live a life far removed from that of his parents,Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much much more than a name.
‘Jhumpa Lahiri’s excellent first novel is the work of a fine writer,discriminating,compassionate and surprising.It is,too, a story for our times’ Rachel Cusk,Evening Standard
‘Eloquent,striking,lucid,The Namesake is an extremely accomplished first novel’Sukhdev Sandhu,Daily Telegraph
‘Gracious….neither uniquely Asian not uniquely American,but tenderly,wryly human’ Observer
‘Extremely good..a glowing miniature of a tiny family making the voyage between two worlds’ Sunday Times
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