Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Review

The Namesake The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Namesake is about a boy named Gogol who is born in America to Indian parents. His parents were in an arranged marriage in India, and moved to America shortly after the wedding. They are strangers in a foreign land, and America never really feels like home to them. Gogol grows up an American and his parents do not understand his American culture. Likewise, he does not understand their culture, either. This is a typical story for many Americans whose parents came here from another country, and the book gives an insight into what life is like for families that face the challenge of combining starkly different customs.

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1 comment:

  1. I loved this book. The movie was actually really good too (the guy from "Harold and Kumar" is on there, but he is a really good actor!).

    Love your book reviews. I'm always looking for a good book.