Thursday, July 10, 2008
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Lahiri's The Namesake was brilliant, and I just watched the equally beautiful film adaptation last week. The connected stories in her new collection, Unaccustomed Earth, do not disappoint. An Indian character struggling in some way with American identity is central to each story. I especially loved the final three stories and was taken by surprise at the end of the trilogy.