The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (2014, Vintage; 432 pages)
The Lowland is an engrossing family saga steeped in history: the story of two very different brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn apart by revolution, and a love that endures long past death.
Moving from the 1960s to the present, this is a many-layered story of culture, geography, politics, and emotion. Two brothers, born and raised in India, as close as brothers can be, yet as different as black and white, choose their paths, and the resulting effect is what creates the story. It's about family bonds, tension, and responsibility, in a story that is fraught with sadness.
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