The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0618485228
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Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An incisive portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life, in a debut novel that spans three decades, two continents, and two generations. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Reprint.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0007245890
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Release: 2007-03
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri,Mira Nair
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1557047316
Available:
Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Newmarket Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Original essays and glorious photography, stunningly designed in this unique moviebook from the director of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair—a Fox Searchlight release. In her essay "Writing and Film," the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri writes about the experience of seeing her novel "transposed" from paper to film. "Its essence remains, but it inhabits a different realm and must, like a transposed piece of music, conform to a different set of rules. . . . To have someone as devoted and as gifted as Mira reinvent my novel . . . has been a humbling and thrilling passage." Mira Nair's essay, "Photographs as Inspiration," begins with the provocative comment: "If it weren't for photography, I wouldn't be a filmmaker." She explains how photographs help her crystallize the visual style of her films and which particular photos influenced her vision for The Namesake. These two essays, written exclusively for this Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook, introduce an amazing panoply of images of people and places shot mainly in New York and Calcutta during the making of the movie, accented by excerpts from Lahiri's bestselling novel. Six Indian and American photographers' works are represented. Brilliantly illuminating the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations, The Namesake tells the story of the Ganguli family, whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to adapt to a new world while remembering the old. The couple's firstborn, Gogol, and sister Sonia grow up amid these divided loyalties, struggling to find their own identity without losing their heritage. Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Superman Returns) stars as Gogol.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 291
ISBN: 141764785X
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780547487069
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Release: 2000-05-22
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER. With a new foreword by Domenico Starnone, this stunning debut collection flawlessly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. With accomplished precision and gentle eloquence, Jhumpa Lahiri traces the crosscurrents set in motion when immigrants, expatriates, and their children arrive, quite literally, at a cultural divide. A blackout forces a young Indian American couple to make confessions that unravel their tattered domestic peace. An Indian American girl recognizes her cultural identity during a Halloween celebration while the Pakastani civil war rages on television in the background. A latchkey kid with a single working mother finds affinity with a woman from Calcutta. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Like the interpreter of the title story, Lahiri translates between the strict traditions of her ancestors and a baffling new world.

His Favorites

His Favorites
Author: Kate Walbert
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781476799407
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Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “tense, taut, and thrilling” (Marie Claire) novel about a teenage girl, a predatory teacher, and a school’s complicity from the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women—“riveting, terrifying, exactly the book for our times” (Ann Patchett). They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens at night on a “borrowed” golf cart, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident. “Devastatingly relevant” (Vogue) and “fueled by gorgeous writing” (NPR), His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story coolly describes a series of shattering events and a school that failed to protect her. “Before things turn treacherous, there’s a moment when predation can feel dangerously like kindness…Walbert understands this…His Favorites begs to be read” (Time).

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Adrienne Young
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250254412
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Wednesday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology. Trader. Fighter. Survivor. With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception, she learns that the secrets her mother took to her grave are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Conor Fitzgerald
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781408831564
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A treacherous mafia organization takes revenge on the Roman police force in this thrilling instalment of the Commissario Blume series.

Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9788184004847
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Release: 2013-09-05
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stories of Unaccustomed Earth focus on second-generation immigrants making and remaking lives, loves and identities in England and America. We follow brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and lovers, in stories that take us from Boston and London to Bombay and Calcutta. Blending the individual and the generational, the exotic and the strikingly mundane, these haunting, exquisitely detailed and emotionally complex stories are intensely compelling elegies of life, death, love and fate. This is a dazzling work from a masterful writer.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Megan Lavey-Heaton,Isabelle Melançon
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0985309598
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Release: 2017-05-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Steven Parlato
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440554582
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gifted artist? Standout student? All his teachers are sure certain that Evan Galloway can be the graduate who brings glory to small, ordinary St. Sebastian's School. As for Evan, however, he can't be bothered anymore. Since the shock of his young father's suicide last spring, Evan no longer cares about the future. In fact, he believes that he spent the first fifteen years of his life living a lie. Despite his mother's encouragement and the steadfast companionship of his best friend, Alexis, Evan is mired in rage and bitterness. Good memories seem ludicrous when the present holds no hope. Then Evan's grandmother hands him the key--literally, a key--to a locked trunk that his father hid when he was the same age as Evan is now. Digging into the trunk and the small-town secrets it uncovers, Evan can begin to face who his father really was, and why even the love of his son could not save him. In a voice that resonates with the authenticity of grief, Steven Parlato tells a different kind of coming-of-age story, about a boy thrust into adulthood too soon, through the corridor of shame, disbelief, and finally...compassion.

CliffsNotes on Lahiri s The Namesake

CliffsNotes on Lahiri s The Namesake
Author: Gregory Coles
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781328780270
Available:
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CliffsNotes on Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake includes summaries and analyses of this best-selling novel about a family's struggles to assilmilate into American culture.

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri s The Namesake

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri s  The Namesake
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781410353597
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Gale Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Namesake

Namesake
Author: Adrienne Young
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1789094577
Available:
Release: 2021-06
Editor: Fable
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Age range 12+ Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology. Trader. Fighter. Survivor. With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug's scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems. As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

The Lowland

The Lowland
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781408834046
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Release: 2013-09-08
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 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.

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For
Author: Thi Diem Thuy Le
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780307792259
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Release: 2011-04-13
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Cyril Walter Hodges
Pages: 206
ISBN: OCLC:655275320
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Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In answer to Britain's prayers to be delivered from 'the fury of the Northmen,' King Alfred led his people to reclaim their country from the Vikings.

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141985626
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.

Analyzing American Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri s The Namesake

Analyzing American Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri s  The Namesake
Author: Amos Wesonga
Pages: 5
ISBN: 9783668797031
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Release: 2018-09-13
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, , language: English, abstract: "The Namesake" is the first novel from Pulitzer-winner Jhumpa Lahiri, focusing on the division between assimilated American children and Indian migrants. The author analyzes Ganguli family, beginning with Ashoke’s close confrontation with death when he gets through a train crash in his homeland, India. Apparently, this took place when he was reading his cherished novel by Nikolai Gogol. During his stay in the United States of America with his wife, he chooses to name his newborn child Gogol, which was a pet name. Later, this turns out to be his official name, and Gogol is oblivious of the importance behind it. Thus, this piece analyses the American identity in the novel, The Namesake by exploring the role of family, culture, and environment in shaping American identity

She Walks She Leads

She Walks  She Leads
Author: Gunjan Jain
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9789386057709
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Release: 2016-07-21
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in India • Sudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayana Murthy, to help start Infosys • Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs10,000 • At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and the first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam These are some snippets from She Walks, She Leads which profiles twenty-six iconic women in modern India. These leaders tell their stories, up close and personal. Their relentless ambition to shatter the glass ceiling, their pursuit for excellence and the challenges that came their way – all of this is captured vividly in this exclusive anthology. Each chapter is based on extensive research and has never-seen-before photographs of these luminaries. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years. The women leaders profiled in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry.