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Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed Earth

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Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories — longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written — take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss.
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388 printed pages
Publication year
2009
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    “I don’t understand,” my father said.

    “Neither do I,” I replied. “You haven’t wanted a picture of anything in years.”

    “That’s not true.”

    “It is.”
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    the hydrangea her father had planted, that was to bloom pink or blue depending on the soil. It did not prove to Ruma that her father had loved her mother, or even that he missed her. And yet he had put it there, honored her before turning to another woman
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    It might have been your child but this was not the case. We had been careful, and you had left nothing behind

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