The Lowland (Paperback)

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I'm amazed that a writer known for her brilliant short story craft could pull off this long, involved and multi-generational novel with such aplomb, but she did. With her trademark luminous language she presents a family, in particular two brothers, straddling the chasms between two cultures, both past and present. More than anything this is a story of time's relentless continuity in the face of our desperation to effect a difference in human condition. Full of nuance and subtlety, this novel was a pleasure to savor from beginning to end.

— Emily

October 2013 Indie Next List

“In this epic tale, two brothers close in age but of very different temperaments are inseparable in their younger years in Calcutta. They become more distant as they mature, however, due to the political passions and ideology of the older, more outgoing brother. An ensuing tragedy forces the younger brother to evaluate his strong bond to his brother and to take on responsibilities he never expected. This is a story of decisions and consequences, family ties and separation, deceit and honesty, as well as cultural differences and similarities. Lahiri's exquisite prose is like quicksilver, sometimes shocking and sometimes warm and comforting.”
— Janice Shannon, BookTowne, Manasquan, NJ

Product Details
ISBN: 9789866385605
ISBN-10: 9866385604
Publisher: Tian Pei
Publication Date: August 30th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: Chinese