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The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri

Born just 15 months apart in Calcutta, India, brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable. Older brother Subhash is cautious and reserved, while younger Udayan is willful and wild. As adults growing up in the 1960’s, Subhash pursues a career in the U.S., while Udayan remains in Calcutta, radically committed to justice for the poor. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside his family home, he returns to India to pick up the pieces of his shattered family. Pulitzer Prize winner Lahiri’s (The Interpreter of Maladies, 1999) lyrical, multi-layered tale is one of this year’s most anticipated novels.