The Namesake

The Namesake

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Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 291
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-00-725891-7


A most eagerly-awaited novel of the year, this book hits many familiar themes; the uneasy status of the immigrant, the tension between India and the United States and between family tradition and individual freedom. The Namesake is more than a book about a name.

The Namesake is more than a book about a name; it is about finding a identity in a country that will treat you as an alien even if your were born there. But more than that, it is about rediscovering your roots, and the accidents of the universe that caused you to be. And that is something all of us identify with.


Lahiri is a writer of uncommon elegance and poise
- New York Times

Beautifully observed characters..The common thread is Lahiri's elegantly measured narrative voice, gentle, wise and unassuming.
- Observer

So sensuality and hidden complexity spun from perfect simplicity.
-Daily Telegraph