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The Resource The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri

The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri

Label
The namesake
Title
The namesake
Statement of responsibility
Jhumpa Lahiri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world -- conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. The Namesake brilliantly illuminates the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations
Summary
A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119390
Cataloging source
NOG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1210
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1140
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • East Indian Americans
  • Children of immigrants
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
  • Massachusetts
  • Domestic fiction
  • Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Art appreciation
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Children of immigrants
  • Domestic fiction
  • East Indian Americans
  • Young men
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56342270
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780618485222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)56342270
Label
The namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56342270
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780618485222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)56342270

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