Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri gives us a powerful new novel The Lowland—set in both India and America—that explores the price of idealism and a love that can last long past death.
The Lowland has been long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
Praise for The Lowland:
“A magnificent, universal, and indelible work of literature. . . . this is [Lahiri’s] most compelling yet.”—Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
“A tale of two continents in an era of political tumult, rendered with devastating depth and clarity by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. The narrative proceeds from the simplicity of a fairy tale into a complex novel of moral ambiguity and aftershocks, with revelations that continue through decades and generations until the very last page…. Lahiri has earned renown for her short stories, [yet] this masterful novel deserves to attract an even wider readership.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Haunting…A novel that crosses generations, oceans, and the chasms within families…Lahiri’s skill is reflected not only in her restrained and lyric prose, but also in her moving forward chronological time while simultaneously unfolding memory, which does not fade in spite of the years. A formidable and beautiful book.” –Publishers Weekly (boxed review)