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Lahiri's Style

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message 1: by Jen (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jen I'm a huge fan of this novel, and upon rereading it, I'm noticing some things that I'm anxious to discuss with anyone who is willing. First of all, the present tense verbs in the narration are unusual, and I'm wondering why Lahiri chose to do so. To make the action seem more tentative, as all the characters seem to be? I also noticed that Ashima and Ashoke are called those names except in those middle chapters that detail Gogol's college and New York times. Then, Lahiri only calls them mother and father, in reference to Gogol. What have others noticed about her style? And if not that, what else would others care to discuss? Looking forward to your thoughts.


Beth Ann Wow, you REALLY paid attention. It's been several months since I read this book. I REALLY REALLY enjoyed this book too, though I don't think I got as in depth as you did. That's really cool that you noticed things like you did, I don't have that kind of attention span, lol.


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