Nov 20, 2014

The Lowland

"The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri tells story of four people - Udhayan, Subhash, Gauri and Bela linked together by the Naxalbari movement. There are many stories which run through the plot too, each related.

Like "The Namesake" this is a story about lives of people moving from India to the United States. This one is rather a sad story. It felt boring to start with, but once I got hooked to it, wanted to know what happens next.

What I liked about the book is the way the author takes note of small things. Her observations of a child learn speak and form a sense of time are note worthy. Documentation around life and observations from the view point of an immigrant are also catchy. It's a slow paced story, celebrating love and selfishness. Made an impact. Good read. 

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