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The namesake

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 7.2 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile measure:
1140L
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The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise." The Namesake is a fine-tuned, intimate, and deeply felt novel of identity.
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ISBN:
9780358062684
9781415944769
9780547429311
9780739341360
9780804165723
9780618485222
9780395927212
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.2, 18 Points
Lexile measure:
1140L
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Last Grouping Update2021-03-01 13:02:57PM
Last Indexed2021-03-01 13:05:11PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780395927212

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subject_facetAlienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction
Assimilation (Sociology) -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Bildungsromans
Children of immigrants -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
East Indian Americans -- Fiction
Electronic books
Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, -- 1809-1852 -- Appreciation -- Fiction
Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, -- 1809-1852 -- Appreciation -- Fiction
Massachusetts -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
title_displayThe namesake
title_fullThe Namesake
The namesake / Jhumpa Lahiri
The namesake [electronic resource] / Jhumpa Lahiri
The namesake [sound recording] / Jhumpa Lahiri
title_shortThe namesake
topic_facetAlienation (Social psychology)
Appreciation
Assimilation (Sociology)
Children of immigrants
East Indian Americans
Electronic books
Fiction
Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich
Literature
Young men