Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and a baffling new world, the characters in Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations.
...A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as A Temporary Matter, in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly black
JHUMPA LAHIRI is the author of three books, most recently Unaccustomed Earth. Her debut collection, "Interpreter of Maladies, " won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and her work has been translated into twenty-nine languages.