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Jhumpa Lahiri comes up short in 'The Lowland'
"A short story is like a toothache and you must drill it and fill it. A novel is more like bridgework," said the writer T.C. Boyle, author of 14 novels and more than 100 short stories. One might wonder what would be the outcome of drilling and filling a novel. There are two answers, it seems: one is "The Namesake," the other is "The Lowland," both incidentally by Jhumpa Lahiri.
By Porochista Khakpour
September 26, 2013