Out of Sorts

Jessica Olin

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Flamingo, 291 pp, £15.99, January 2004, ISBN 0 00 225901 X

Jhumpa Lahiri’s first book, Interpreter of Maladies (2000), was a collection of spare short stories, whose characters, many of them Indian, exist in a sort of permanent exile, living in America but never fully belonging to it. In her sprawling first novel, The Namesake, she revisits this territory and attempts to move beyond it.

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