The Lowland-Jhumpa Lahiri (Author)

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    11 September 2013

    Two brothers bound by tragedy. A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past. A country torn by revolution. A love that lasts long past death. This extraordinary, emotionally riveting new novel, set in India and America, expands the scope and range of one of our most beloved storytellers: The Pulitzer Prize-winning, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s and Udayan charismatic and impulsive finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, 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 is a masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return. Shifting among the points of view of a wide range of richly drawn characters, it is at once a page-turner and a work of great beauty and complex emotion, an engrossing family saga with very high stakes and a story steeped in history that seamlessly spans generations and geographies. A tour de force and an instant classic, this is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.

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    manages to combine the personal and intimate with the political and the public superbly well -- Harry Ritchie Daily Mail Sublimely brilliant Esther Freud She has an extraordinary power of empathy for her characters and a steady hand for unspooling the knotted threads of their individual motives and histories Sunday Times An author, at the height of her artistry, spins the globe and comes full circle Vogue Profound ... real and convincing. The characters don't act like people in a novel: they are much closer to real life in their responses, their heartfelt cries of pain --Harry Ritchie- Daily Mail

    About the Author

    Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of three previous works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake and most recently, Unaccustomed Earth. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.

    Product details

    • Hardcover: 352 pages
    • Publisher: Random House India (11 September 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 8184003862
    • ISBN-13: 978-8184003864
    • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.4 x 3.4 cm

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