By Jhumpa Lahiri

National booklet Award Finalist

Shortlisted for the 2013 guy Booker Prize

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling writer of The Namesake comes a rare new novel, set in either India and the US, that expands the scope and variety of 1 of our so much staggering storytellers: a story of 2 brothers sure through tragedy, a fiercely superb lady haunted by way of her earlier, a rustic torn via revolution, and a love that lasts long gone death.

Born simply fifteen months aside, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one frequently fallacious for the opposite within the Calcutta local the place they develop up. yet also they are opposites, with gravely varied futures forward. it's the Sixties, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself interested in the Naxalite move, a uprising waged to remove inequity and poverty; he'll provide every thing, danger all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, doesn't percentage his brother's political ardour; he leaves domestic to pursue a lifetime of clinical study in a quiet, coastal nook of America.

But whilst Subhash learns what occurred to his brother within the lowland outdoors their family's domestic, he is going again to India, hoping to select up the items of a shattered relatives, and to heal the injuries Udayan left behind--including these seared within the middle of his brother's wife.

Masterly suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a piece of serious good looks and intricate emotion; an engrossing kin saga and a narrative steeped in heritage that spans generations and geographies with seamless authenticity. it really is Jhumpa Lahiri on the peak of her substantial powers.

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