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Whereabouts

Whereabouts

Book - 2021 | First edition.
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Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. The woman at the centre 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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9780735281462
Branch Call Number: LAHIR
Characteristics: 157 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Dove mi Trovo. English

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May 05, 2021

A book about solitude and alienation and certainly not uplifting. It seemed quite flat

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