Jhumpa Lahiri

“Gogol remembers having to do the same thing when he was younger, when his grandparents died...He remembers, back then, being bored by it, annoyed at having to observe a ritual no one else he knew followed, in honor of people he had seen only a few times in his life...Now, sitting together at the kitchen table at six-thirty every evening, his father's chair empty, this meatless meal is the only thing that seems to make sense.”


Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
tags: ritual-grief
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The Namesake The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
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