Unaccustomed Earth

Jhumpa Lahiri author


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:1st Jun '09


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Interpreter of Maladies sold over 50,000 copies in the UK and over 1,000,000 in the US. The Namesake sold 30,000 copies in the UK and in the US sold over 1,000,000 and spent 48 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Unaccustomed Earth debuted at Number One in the New York Times bestseller list, and Knopf have sold in hardback 200,000 copies Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. The judges were so impressed that they dispensed with a short-list altogether

The Number One New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies and The NamesakeWinner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best BookBeginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories - longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written - take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.

'Lahiri's enormous gifts as a storyteller are on full display ... gorgeous' Khaled Hosseini 'Probably the most influential writer of fiction in America' Financial Times 'Contains some of the best, most beautiful fiction written this decade - the kind that will be read 50 years from now' New Statesman 'It's difficult to think of a contemporary writer who gives her characters so much dignity ... Fiction of matchless restraint, yet also of rich, complex lives and credible characters' The Times

  • Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Eurasia 2009
  • Winner of Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2008

ISBN: 9780747596592

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 21mm

Weight: 248g

352 pages