Interpreter of Maladies

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Interpreter of Maladies

By Jhumpa Lahiri; Matilda Novak (Read by)

HighBridge Audio, Compact Disc, 9781565119321, 6pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2005

Description
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of cultures and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in "The New Yorker," a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession.
Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant.



About the Author
JHUMPA LAHIRIis the author of three books, most recently Unaccustomed Earth. Herdebut collection, "Interpreter of Maladies, " won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is the recipient ofa Guggenheim fellowship and herwork has been translated into twenty-nine languages.