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Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri(Vintage, 2009, 352 pages)

Unaccustomed Earth (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri - Goodreads

As her new short story collection, UNACCUSTOMED EARTH, proves, Lahiri's fiction just gets better and better. These eight long, deftly developed stories probe the overarching themes and subjects of her career --- the adjustments made by Bengali immigrants as they attempt to adapt to American culture, the differentiation between "home" and "roots," the ways in which our visions of ourselves are composed both of heritage and new experiences.

As her new short story collection, UNACCUSTOMED EARTH, proves, Lahiri's fiction just gets better and better. These eight long, deftly developed stories probe the overarching themes and subjects of her career --- the adjustments made by Bengali immigrants as they attempt to adapt to American culture, the differentiation between "home" and "roots," the ways in which our visions of ourselves are composed both of heritage and new experiences.

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Unaccustomed Earth - Powell's Books

The first story in the book is ‘Unaccustomed Earth’ and I was lost in this book right from the first page and there’s no use in pretending otherwise. The common theme in all these stories is that they narrate about the NRI lives and their everyday nuisance. Be it a mother daughter bonding, or the r

Unaccustomed Earth is a two part book, the first, larger portion devoted to five different stories in the same flavor, of which the opening story is truly extraordinary. Part two, Hema and Kaushik, is a novella, which, if surmised as a sign of things to come in the future, bears the promise of newness.