Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

Contributor: Anwesa

Anwesa’s Rating: 3.0/5.0

GoodRead’s Rating: 4.1/5.0

Genre: Fiction, Short Story


A collection of 9 short stories, mostly based on second-generation immigrants to America. A common thread of irony runs all through the book. The language is plain and simple. People who like Rabindranath Tagore and O.Henry will like this for sure.



Comments: It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in the year 2000 and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. It was also chosen as The New Yorker’s Best Debut of the Year and is on Oprah Winfrey’s Top Ten Book List.