Unaccustomed Earth Hardcover – 2008
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And that is what I found really charming about the whole book. Most characters are well depicted, each short story has a different purpose and meaning. My favourites were "Unaccustomed Earth" and "Going Ashore" (first and last stories). The end is unexpected, tragic, however in my opinion it befits the tale.
This was my first book by Jhumpa Lahiri but I'll look out for more.
As for the writing itself, Lahiri is one of those writers that uses the power of suggestion. It is precisely what is not said, but implied, which forces the audience to confront their own emotions of reacting to the situations. The last story, "Going Ashore" is perhaps the best example of this style. It definitely requires a sharp eye, and a keen sense, to unravel what is being 'suggested', but that is what is so enjoyable about the stories in this book.
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Beautifully written book. Neither my husband nor I could put it down. Wonderfully developed characters without excess of detail.Published 3 months ago by Ann S. Kumar
I rarely read English literature, but Jhumpa Lahiri made me keep reading non-stop since the first page. I would recommend this book to others for sure.Published on Feb. 23 2010 by Y. E. KO