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Interpreter of Maladies

Annotation
A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as A Temporary Matter, in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly black

Awards
1999  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2000  The New Yorker Book Awards
2000  Pulitzer Prize
1999  Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award

GenreCollection
Fiction
Sociological
Domestic
Literary
TopicsEast Indian Americans
East Indian culture
Cultural identity
Immigrants
Cultural assimilation
SettingIndia