INTERPRETER OF MALADIES

By Jhumpa Lahiri
Mariner BooksJune 1999
www.hmhbooks.com

Trade Paperback208 pages, $14.95, ISBN: 9780395927205
Subject: Culture & World Issues / Family / Personal Discovery

em>"[Lahiri] announces herself as a wonderfully distinctive new voice. Indeed, Ms. Lahiri's prose is so eloquent and assured that the reader easily forgets the 'Interpreter of Maladies' is a young writer's first book...Ms. Lahiri chronicles her characters' lives with both objectivity and compassion while charting the emotional temperature of their lives with tactile precision. She is a writer of uncommon elegance and poise, and with 'Interpreter of Maldies' she has made a precocious debut."The New York Times

"Lahiri's touch in these nine tales is delicate, but her observations remain damningly accurate, and her bittersweet stories are unhampered by nostalgia…"Publishers Weekly

"Lahiri's touch is delicate yet assured, leaving no room for flubbed notes or forced epiphanies."The Los Angeles Times

"Dazzling writing...Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies possesses these three qualities, making it my book of choice... every time someone asks for a recommendation...Simply put, Lahiri displays a remarkable maturity and ability to imagine other lives...[E]ach story offers something special. Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies will reward readers."USA Today

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