Review: Hell-Heaven by Jhumpa Lahiri


Hell-HeavenHell-Heaven by Jhumpa Lahiri

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Opening lines:
Pranab Chakraborty wasn’t technically my father’s younger brother. He was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the barren shores of my parents’ social life in the early seventies, when they lived in a rented apartment in Central Square and could number their acquaintances on one hand.

From Daily Lit:
“Hell-Heaven” appears in beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth. The acclaimed collection explores the secrets at the heart of family life. It enters the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. Rich with the signature gifts that have established Jhumpa Lahiri as one of our most essential writers, it exquisitely renders the most intricate workings of the heart and mind.

It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with the very touching stories written by Jhumpa Lahiri.

You may read online at Daily Lit.

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