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The Lowland
Novel / Literary / Available 9/24!
Jhumpa Lahiri

About Me
Subhash and Udayan are brothers growing up in post-Partition Calcutta whose closeness begins to dissolve as Subhash pursues his academic career and Udayan becomes entrenched in the Naxalite movement. When Udayan meets a woman named Gauri, both the brothers’ lives change forever as Lowland follows two generations of personal and political struggle.

What I’m Doing With My Life
Well, I hung out with Khaled Hosseini for a while, who told booksellers that I’m “really, really good” when he was at BookPeople this year, so that was cool. And Publisher’s Weekly called me, “A formidable and beautiful book.”

I’ll Your Eye Because….
My author won a Pulitzer Prize for her short story collection Interpreter of Maladies and a film was made of her novel The Namesake. She’s a heavy hitter in the literary world.

I’m Really Good At….
Human insight. I’m not afraid to dig deep and discover what makes each of us who we are.

A Few of My Favorite Things
I love Indian independent cinema. Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali is a personal favorite. My favorite music is American pop songs that remind me of when I first came to the USA. As far as food goes, my comfort zone is the Indian food I ate growing up, but I’m not afraid to try new things.

I Can’t Live Without….
India. Family. Education. Sacrifice. The American dream.The lowland.

I’m Sort of Obsessed With….
Time. How each of us perceives it differently and how its subjectivity affects our memories and losses in ways that can’t be explained.

On Any Given Night I’m….
At a political meeting starting a revolution. India’s social issues are very important to me.

Don’t Tell Anyone, But…
I’ve had to deal with many tragedies and personal losses.

My Dream Reader….
Someone who likes strong literary fiction or anyone who’s interested in exploring the immigrant experience.

You Should Meet Me If
You liked Lahiri’s previous books, Khaled Hosseini, Ann Patchett - authors who blend the big picture and the intimate with such skill.

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