Interpreter of Maladies (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: January 12, 2005
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Chinese (8/30/2018)
Audio cassette (10/1/2001)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/30/2006)
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.