The Resource The lowland : a novel, Jhumpa Lahiri

The lowland : a novel, Jhumpa Lahiri

Label
The lowland : a novel
Title
The lowland
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jhumpa Lahiri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. An extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: the best-selling author of The Namesake 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, 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."--Jacket
Summary
Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
Awards note
October LibraryReads List, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10236728
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.A316
LC item number
L69 2013
Literary form
novels
PerformerNote
Read by Sunil Malhotra
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Naxalite movement
  • India
  • Brothers
  • Naxalite movement
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • India
  • Emotions
  • Family life
  • Family life
Target audience
adult
Label
The lowland : a novel, Jhumpa Lahiri
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight.So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass -- as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India -- their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. 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, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow. -Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date. -- Provided by publisher
Control code
ocn822559917
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780307265746
Lccn
2012043878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)822559917
Label
The lowland : a novel, Jhumpa Lahiri
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight.So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass -- as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India -- their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. 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, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow. -Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date. -- Provided by publisher
Control code
ocn822559917
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780307265746
Lccn
2012043878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)822559917

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