The NamesakeBook - 2004
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This is a coming-of-age story about the son of Bengali immigrants by an immensely gifted writer.
When the Ganguli family arrives from Calcutta, one of their first challenges is what to name their son.
multcolib_alisonk Jun 22, 2015
This story of Bengali immigrants is also a story about naming, defining, and redefining one's place in the world.
multcolib_tamaf May 01, 2014
Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world -- conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through ... Read More »
"A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life."
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