A good read

I frequent the English/American section of the local public library, which offers an apparently random selection of novels of every genre. And a couple of weeks ago I spotted this – not a name I recognised -and gave it a try.

The story reveals the complications arising from the young lives of two brothers brought up near Calcutta; one of whom moves to New England.

I particularly enjoyed the author’s insights into relationships, expressed fluently and never dull, each character revealing their take on the dramatic events they experience.

I’ll be looking out for Jhumpa’s other titles.

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  1. April 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Jhumpa Lahiri… I am familiar with her work having read her first book, “the Interpreter of Maladies” for a literature course at university. She’s an extremely capable writer and her stories are invariably fluid.

  2. April 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Indeed. I liked her lack of sentimentality so often a problem with tales of the Sub-continent.

  3. christinaosborne
    April 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Interesting, as you say j, so often such books descend into a welter of the incomprehensible.

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