The Namesake
  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Release Date : 01 March 2007
  • Publisher : HarperPerennial
  • Genre : Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 13 : 0007245890
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Book excerpt: Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the search for identity depends on much more than a name.

The Namesake

The Namesake

Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Genre : Alienation (Social psychology)
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Gogol is named after his father's favourite author. But growing up in an Indian family in suburban America, the boy starts to hate his name and itches to cast it off, along with the inherited values it represents. Gogol sets off on his own path only to discover that the ...

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A Study Guide for Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research ...

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