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Interpreter of Maladies


Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise. A couple exchange unprecedented ... Show synopsis

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by Ellyb on Sep 25, 2010

This collection of short stories is suffused with melancholy, yet I was not saddened or depressed by reading them. Many of them revolve around marriage, and many of the characters are lonely; it is their loneliness that makes them jump off the page, eager to share their burdens with the reader. I was engrossed in each story by the first paragraph, as Lahiri's elegant prose drew me in and carried me along. I will certainly seek out her other work now, having seen how deep her characterization goes. Seeing people form on the page like this is a rare experience.

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