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Unaccustomed earth : stories

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri; Sarita Choudhury; Ajay Naidu; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the internationally best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories--longer and more emotionally complex than any she has yet written--that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Audiobooks
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)190788534
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jhumpa Lahiri; Sarita Choudhury; Ajay Naidu; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9781415943571 1415943575
OCLC Number: 228018870
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 10:08:46.
Performer(s): Read by Sarita Choudhury, Ajay Naidu.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 145848 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Unaccustomed earth --
Hell-heaven --
A choice of accommodations --
Only goodness --
Nobody's business --
Hema and Kaushik --
Once in a lifetime --
Year's end --
Going ashore.
Responsibility: Jhumpa Lahiri.

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From the internationally best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories--longer and more emotionally complex than any she has yet written--that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they enter the lives of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a new city, is visited by her father, who carefully tends the earth of her garden, where he and his grandson form a special bond. But he's harboring a secret from his daughter, a love affair he's keeping all to himself. In "A choice of accommodations," a husband's attempt to turn an old friend's wedding into a romantic getaway weekend with his wife takes a dark, revealing turn as the party lasts deep into the night. In "Only goodness," a sister eager to give her younger brother the perfect childhood she never had is overwhelmed by guilt, anguish, and anger when his alcoholism threatens her family. And in "Hema and Kaushik," a trio of linked stories--a luminous, intensely compelling elegy of life, death, love, and fate--we follow the lives of a girl and boy who, one winter, share a house in Massachusetts. They travel from innocence to experience on separate, sometimes painful paths, until destiny brings them together again years later in Rome.

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