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Roman Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri
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Oct 10, 2023 | ISBN 9780593536322

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“Each narrative contains deftly drawn vignettes of the entwined lives of Italians and foreigners of different classes, colors, ages and creeds.” Wall Street Journal

“Electric . . .  Elegant . . . The fluid transitions between Lahiri’s and Portnowitz’s translations elevate Roman Stories from a grouping of individual tales to a deeply moving whole.”The New York Times

“A delectable, sun-washed treat . . . the stories have the beating heart of the city itself, a place of magnificent decay and vibrant, varied life.” Vogue

“Heartrending. . . affecting . . . [Lahiri] powerfully conveys her characters’ valiant efforts to navigate geographic and cultural relocations and find their place in the world.” —NPR

“Dazzling.” People

“Masterful . . . Lahiri brilliantly delineates her characters’ triumphs and trials.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A dazzling collection of nine stories originally written in Italian and featuring characters who grapple with vast emotional and social chasms that cleave the lives of families, longtime friends, and immigrants . . . Throughout, Lahiri’s luminous prose captures a side of Rome often ignored . . . These unembroidered yet potent stories shine.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A brilliant return to the short story form by an author of protean accomplishments . . . Filled with intelligence and sorrow, these sharply drawn glimpses of Roman lives create an impressively unified effect.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Stunning . . . A finely calibrated collection about insiders and outsiders, natives and foreigners . . . Rome with its echoing past and mercurial present is a potently evocative setting for Lahiri’s exquisitely incisive, richly empathetic, and profoundly resonant stories.”Booklist (starred review)

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