Book Reviews of The Namesake

The Namesake
The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN-13: 9780965141666
ISBN-10: 0965141667
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 250
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved this in-depth look at the challenges of living in two cultures. The stort begins with a young Bengali couple that moves to the United States, and their difficulties in adjusting to life away from the families and familiar surroundings. They raise two children, and the story goes on to focus on the life of the oldest child, their son Gogol. It's a rare and beautifully written story, worth passing around to your friends when you finish it.
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Interesting book by the author of Interpreter of Maladies. The writer has also won the Pulitzer Prize.