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.
Dazzling...An intimate, closely observed family portrait. -- The New York Times
Hugely appealing. -- People Magazine
An exquisitely detailed family saga. -- Entertainment Weekly
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Mariner Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d
Reading Level: 7.2
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 77440 / Namesake
About the Author
JHUMPA LAHIRI is the author of four acclaimed works of fiction. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.