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The lowland : a novel

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Two brothers bound by tragedy. A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past. A country torn by revolution. A love that lasts long past death. An extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: the best-selling author of The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Lahiri, Jhumpa.
Lowland.
Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2013
(CaOONL)20129083933
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 9780307265746 0307265749 067697936X 9780676979367 0307278263 9780307278265
OCLC Number: 822559917
Awards: October LibraryReads List, 2013
Description: 339 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight.So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass --
as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India --
their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan --
charismatic and impulsive --
finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow. -Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date. --
Provided by publisher.
Responsibility: Jhumpa Lahiri.

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"Two brothers bound by tragedy. A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past. A country torn by revolution. A love that lasts long past death. An extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: the best-selling author of The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty; he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America."--Jacket.

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