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Unaccustomed earth

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
... a new work of fiction: eight stories 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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jhumpa Lahiri
OCLC Number: 244109474
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2008. 1st North American ed.
Awards: Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Eurasia 2009
Winner of Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2008
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Unaccustomed Earth --
Hell-heaven --
Choice of accommodations --
Only goodness --
Nobody's business --
Hema and Kaushik: Once in a lifetime; Year's end; Going ashore.
Responsibility: Jhumpa Lahiri.

Abstract:

... a new work of fiction: eight stories 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 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.-Dust jacket

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