Imagine living a double life – being pulled in all different directions, between your past and your present, your family and your friends, your two different cultures. Jhumpa Lahiri knows that double existence and shows individuals living it in her book Interpreter of Maladies. Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of short stories that focuses on Indian and American cultures and the people who get caught between the two.
"Interpreter of maladies: a commonplace for cultures,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol3/iss1/9