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The Namesake

(2003)
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'When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have agreed to put off the decision of what to name the baby until a letter comes...'

For now, the label on his hospital cot reads simply BABY BOY GANGULI. But as time passes and still no letter arrives from India, American bureaucracy takes over and demands that the boy be given a name. In a panic, his father decides to nickname him 'Gogol' - after his favourite writer.

Brought up as an Indian in suburban America, Gogol Ganguli soon finds himself itching to cast off his awkward name, just as he longs to leave behind the inherited values of his Bengali parents. And so he sets off on his own path through life, a path strewn with conflicting loyalties, love and loss...

Spanning three decades and crossing continents, Jhumpa Lahiri's much-anticipated first novel is a triumph of humane storytelling. Elegant, subtle and moving, The Namesake is for everyone who loved the clarity, sympathy and grace of Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut story collection, Interpreter of Maladies.


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"The kind of writer who makes you want to grab the next person and say 'Read this!'" - Amy Tan


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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 1-4395-6247-4 / 978-1-4395-6247-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 1-60686-214-6 / 978-1-60686-214-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Namesake (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 1-4176-4785-X / 978-1-4176-4785-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Namesake: A Novel
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-395-92721-8 / 978-0-395-92721-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-225901-X / 978-0-00-225901-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 1-84505-733-3 / 978-1-84505-733-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
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December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 1-58724-516-7 / 978-1-58724-516-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-358-06268-3 / 978-0-358-06268-4
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-725891-7 / 978-0-00-725891-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-724590-4 / 978-0-00-724590-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-724589-0 / 978-0-00-724589-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Namesake (movie tie-in edition)
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-618-73396-5 / 978-0-618-73396-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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December 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Namesake: A Portrait of the Film
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri, Mira Nair
ISBN: 1-55704-731-6 / 978-1-55704-731-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Newmarket Press
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September 2005 : Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 8172235364 / 978-8172235369
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2005 : UK Paperback

Title: Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-722609-8 / 978-8172235369 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper-collins Publishers
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Namesake: A Novel
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-618-48522-8 / 978-0-618-48522-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-618-51996-3 / 978-0-618-51996-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-719607-5 / 978-0-00-719607-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-655180-7 / 978-0-00-655180-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-00-717303-2 / 978-0-00-717303-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-8041-6572-6 / 978-0-8041-6572-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-7393-4136-7 / 978-0-7393-4136-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-7393-1581-1 / 978-0-7393-1581-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-7393-0695-2 / 978-0-7393-0695-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
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September 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-7366-9530-3 / 978-0-7366-9530-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: books on Tape
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January 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0-7366-9426-9 / 978-0-7366-9426-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Namesake
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Namesake: A Novel
Author(s): Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Mariner Books
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