The Lowland (Paperback)

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Once again, Lahiri gives the reader scenes of life growing up in India. The story revolves around two very different brothers. One is the parent-pleaser and the other is the idealistic, rebellious one. When one ends up a victim, the “good brother” steps in, marries his dead brother’s pregnant wife, and moves to America. Good deeds do not always bring good results. The topics of competitive siblings, parental love, and mending relationships are all addressed in this beautifully-written, riveting tale.

— Margaret, Pittsburgh

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: Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: Chinese