The Namesake

By Jhumpa Lahiri.

The Pulitzer prize winning author's lyrical and compelling new novel about fate, family and identity.

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0120040913

By Jhumpa Lahiri.

The Pulitzer prize winning author's lyrical and compelling new novel about fate, family and identity.In a Massachusetts hospital, 8,000 miles from her homeland, Ashima Galguli gives birth to a baby boy.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Hari Dhillon.

0220040914

2/10.

Born in the USA to Bengali parents - and by a twist of fate given a Russian name, Gogol Ganguli's progress through life looks bound to be complicated.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Hari Dhillon.

0320040915

As Gogol reaches adolescence, his father offers him a clue to his past, but the present proves more alluring.

0420040916

Can a change of name bring about Gogol's acceptance as an American?

0520040917

With a new name, Gogol's life is falling into place.

At Yale he finds his vocation and love.

But there is still much to learn.

0620040920

In New York, a whole new world, completely alien to that of his parents, opens up to Gogol.

0720040921

In a Massachusetts hospital, eight thousand miles from her homeland, Ashima Ganguli gives birth to a baby boy.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Hari Dhillon.

0820040922

A year after his father's death, Gogol goes on a blind date.

Abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Hari Dhillon.

0920040923

A wedding, a new life and another fateful moment feature in the penultimate episode.

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In the last episode, a final accident of fate brings Gogol to an answer he has sought all his life.