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The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Knopf Canada | September 24, 2013 | Hardcover

The Lowland is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.

WINNER 2015 – DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize

Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author gives us a powerful new novel--set in both India and America--that explores the price of idealism, and a love that can last long past death.

Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and
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. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife.

Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland expands the range of one of our most dazzling storytellers, seamlessly interweaving the historical and the personal across generations and geographies. This masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return, is a tour de force and an instant classic.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.55 × 6.63 × 1.18 in

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067697936X

ISBN - 13: 9780676979367

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I am a fan of Indian authors so I kept on reading despite the characters being uniformally dull and uninteresting , leading a boring adult life where nothing happens and regularly choosing courses of action lacking credibility and justification even for a tolerant reader.In the end: a boring book which I regret having read till the end in the hope something wothwhile would emerge.
Date published: 2014-07-27

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The Lowland

The Lowland

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.55 × 6.63 × 1.18 in

Published: September 24, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067697936X

ISBN - 13: 9780676979367

From the Publisher

WINNER 2015 – DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize

Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author gives us a powerful new novel--set in both India and America--that explores the price of idealism, and a love that can last long past death.

Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and
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. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind--including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife.

Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland expands the range of one of our most dazzling storytellers, seamlessly interweaving the historical and the personal across generations and geographies. This masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return, is a tour de force and an instant classic.

About the Author

JHUMPA LAHIRI is the author of Interpreter of Maladies, awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award; The Namesake; and Unaccustomed Earth, a #1 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and 2 children.

Editorial Reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  A Globe and Mail Best BookA TIME Best Book An NPR Best BookWINNER 2015 – DSC Prize for South Asian LiteratureFINALIST 2014 – Baileys Women’s Prize for FictionSHORTLISTED 2013 – Man Booker PrizeFINALIST 2013 – National Book Award“An absolute triumph. Lahiri uses a gorgeously rendered Calcutta landscape to profound effect.... As shocking complexities tragedies, and revelations multiply, Lahiri astutely examines the psychological nuances of conviction, guilt, grief, marriage, and parenthood, and delicately but firmly dissects the moral conundrums inherent in violent revolution. Renowned for her exquisite prose and penetrating insights, Lahiri attains new heights of artistry—flawless transparency, immersive intimacy with characters and place—in her spellbinding fourth book and second novel. A magnificent, universal, and indelible work of literature.... Lahiri’s standing increases with each book, and this is her most compelling yet.” —Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)“A moving tale of family ties.... Lahiri’s stories capture dislocation and ambivalence with a unique play of words. The Lowland, set in India and America...is one of the highly anticipated books of the fall.” —Times of India “Jhumpa Lahiri is a master of making the plainest language do double duty. What appears ordinary and unadorned begins to shimmer with menace as the story unfolds…. The Lowland’s perfectly torqued plot and deep sense of foreboding reminds me most
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