Interpreter of Maladies

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Product Number: Z10009548
Released: Dec 29, 2006
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ISBN: #9781598875096
Narrator/s: Matilda Novak
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of cultures and generations. In A Temporary Matter, published in the New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant.

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Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Jan 13, 2005

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Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Narrator(s): Matilda Novak
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number DD13824
Released: Jan 13, 2005
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781565119321
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Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
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Released: May 22, 2000
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Publisher: Mariner Books
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Professional reviews

"The crystalline writing in the nine stories of this Pulitzer Prize-winning debut collection dazzles. These sensitive explorations of the lives of Indian immigrants and expatriates touch on universal themes, making them at once specific and broad in their appeal. Narrator Matilda Novak's light voice is fine for stories written by a young woman, and the hint of melody in her reading is typical of Indian voices. Yet her narration sometimes passes over the crux of a story without pause, leaving the listener wondering if the reader understood the point. Nonetheless, listeners will understand the gentle, ironic points the author is making. These are wonderful stories, pleasantly, though not brilliantly, read. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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