Bunker Inc Inc itibaren Chhachholi, Himachal Pradesh, Hindistan
Great stories, beautiful writing! I may be biased, due to the many intimately familiar Bengali imageries. But Lahiri treats issues that connect to most of us caught in the cosmopolitan landscape: questions of identity, migration, nostalgia, etc. I was also quite intrigued by how all the stories in the book connect at some thematic level, even though some of them are quite disparate, with settings as wide apart as Cambridge and Calcutta! As many of my friends will agree, Lahiri is perhaps really a short-story writer at heart. I'm a huge fan of short stories, so all the more reason why I liked this book a lot more than The Namesake. p.s. I got my copy of this book signed when Lahiri came for a reading!