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Whereabouts / by Jhumpa Lahiri (written in Italian and translated by the author).

Lahiri, Jhumpa, (author,, translator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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3 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"Whereabouts celebrates ordinary life and community while exploring eistential themes of presence and absence. Lahiri's narrator, a woman questioning her place in the world, wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties. The city she calls home, an engaging backdrop to her days, acts as a confidant: the sidewalks around her house, parks, bridges, piazzas, streets, stores, coffee bars. We follow her to the pool she frequents and to the train station that sometimes leads her to her mother, mired in a desperate solitude after her father's untimely death. In addition to colleagues at work, where she never quite feels at ease, she has girl friends, guy friends, and "him," a shadow who both consoles and unsettles her. But in the arc of a year, as one season gives way to the next, transformation awaits. One day at the sea, both overwhelmed and replenished by the sun's vital heat, her perspective will change. This is Jhumpa Lahiri's first novel she wrote in Italian and translated into English, as well as the first time she has self-translated a full-length work...." -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC LAHIRI (Text) 33892100728618 Adult New Books Book None 04/30/2021 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593318317
  • ISBN: 0593318315
  • Physical Description: 157 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Italy as Dove mi trovo by Ugo Guanda Editors S.f.l., Milan, in 2018"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Whereabouts celebrates ordinary life and community while exploring eistential themes of presence and absence. Lahiri's narrator, a woman questioning her place in the world, wavers between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties. The city she calls home, an engaging backdrop to her days, acts as a confidant: the sidewalks around her house, parks, bridges, piazzas, streets, stores, coffee bars. We follow her to the pool she frequents and to the train station that sometimes leads her to her mother, mired in a desperate solitude after her father's untimely death. In addition to colleagues at work, where she never quite feels at ease, she has girl friends, guy friends, and "him," a shadow who both consoles and unsettles her. But in the arc of a year, as one season gives way to the next, transformation awaits. One day at the sea, both overwhelmed and replenished by the sun's vital heat, her perspective will change. This is Jhumpa Lahiri's first novel she wrote in Italian and translated into English, as well as the first time she has self-translated a full-length work...." -- from book jacket.
Subject: Fathers > Death > Fiction.
Perspective > Fiction.
Cities and towns > Fiction.
Italy > Fiction.
Genre: aDomestic fiction.

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