Unccustomed Earth


  • Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher: Random House India,
  • ISBN-13: 9788184000603
  • Pages: 334
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2014


About The Book

Everyone has their secrets. In her stunning new collection of stories, Jhumpa Lahirigently lifts the veil to reveal how even the most ordinary lives have their dramas and tragedies andthen, as gently, lets it fall back down again.
A middle aged man discovers that the death of his wife opens up his world in unexpected ways-his daughter worries that she will now have to look after him but finds that the tables have, in fact,turned; a housewife falls in love with a younger family friend-her child ascertains her secret manyyears on; a son is revulsed by his father s second marriage to a young woman who has none of thesophistication and elegance of his mother; a sister tries to save her brother from alcoholism andfinds herself rejecting him like everyone else. A young man and woman whose lives cross over theyears, finally and fatedly fall in love.
Unaccustomed Earth returns to the terrain-the heart of family life and the immigrant experience-that Jhumpa Lahiri has made utterly hers, but her themes, this time around, have darkened anddeepened. Poised, nuanced, deeply moving, here is a superb collection: the finest she has writtenyet.

About The Author

Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American writer. She is well known for her collection of short-stories: Interpreter of Maladies, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, and for her full-length novels: The Namesake and The Lowland.

Ms. Lahiri was appointed a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities by Barack Obama. The Lowland was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award For Fiction. The Namesake has since been adapted into a film of the same name.