Big news from Jhumpa Lahiri

Posted on 23 January 2013 by Trisha, Managing Editor


The latest addition to our list of anticipated titles in a year of many long-awaited releases comes from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. Her second novel, following 2003′s The Namesake, will be published in the U.S. by Knopf on September 24, 2013.

Set in the 1960s and ’70s, The Lowland is a tale of two Calcutta-born brothers, Subhash and Udayan. Inseparable as children, they find themselves torn apart by the turbulent times when the idealistic Udayan makes a decision that will affect the family for generations to come. Here’s a little more from the description released by her U.K. publisher, Bloomsbury:

“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.”

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