Whereabouts: A Novel

Author:

Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9780670095414

ISBN-10 0670095419
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 300

Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. The woman at the center wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties. The city she calls home, an engaging backdrop to her days, acts as a confidant: the sidewalks around her house, parks, bridges, piazzas, streets, stores, coffee bars. We follow her to the pool she frequents and to the train station that sometimes leads her to her mother, mired in a desperate solitude after her father's untimely death. In addition to colleagues at work, where she never quite feels at ease, she has girl friends, guy friends, and "him," a shadow who both consoles and unsettles her. But in the arc of a year, as one season gives way to the next, transformation awaits. One day at the sea, both overwhelmed and replenished by the sun's vital heat, her perspective will change. This is the first novel she has written in Italian and translated into English. It brims with the impulse to cross barriers. By grafting herself onto a new literary language, Lahiri has pushed herself to a new level of artistic achievement.

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri, born as Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri, is a famous Indian American author. She's a part of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Apart from this book, she has also authored a short story collection called Interpreter of Maladies and novels like Namesake and The Lowland. She has been awarded with the Pulitzer Prize in the fiction category and was nominated for the National Book Award for fiction and the Man Booker Prize.
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