"Lahiri introduces us to a wide range of . . . outsider characters . . . more of an interior journey than a touristic travelogue.”
The question of literature composed in a second language is a vexed and interesting one.
In her travel memoir In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri explores how and why she, a highly acclaimed, prize winning fiction writer in English chose to leave the United States, move to Italy with
“. . . an exceptionally well-written novel. . . . Expect the unexpected.”