author Jhumpa Lahiri will read from her first novel, "The
Namesake" (Houghton Mifflin, $24), at Poly Prep Lower School
on Oct. 7 at 7 pm.
In "The Namesake," Lahiri expands on the themes (the
immigrant experience, culture clashes, the conflicts of assimilation
and relationships between generations) she explored in her prize-winning
collection of short stories, 1999’s "Interpreter of Maladies"
(Houghton Mifflin, $13). In "The Namesake," Lahiri
writes a saga spanning three decades about the experiences of
the Gangulis, an Indian-American family.
The free reading at First Street and Prospect Park West in Park
Slope has been arranged by the Park Slope Community Bookstore.
For more information, call (718) 783-3075.