Friday, February 9, 2007

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri's novel of Gogol Ganguli, a young man struggling to reconcile his Bengali heritage with his American upbringing, will have its movie debut in April. Gogol was "accidentally" named for the author of a collection of short stories which may have saved his father's life. However, Gogol feels his name represents everything foreign about him and he eventually rejects it. Not until after his father's death and his own divorce does Gogol begin to understand his father's legacy and his own place in the world. Both older teens and adults interested in reading about growing up in two worlds will enjoy Lahiri's beautifully written story.

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