Jhumpa Lahiri

(REWIND) Year’s End | Jhumpa Lahiri | Literary Roadhouse Ep 47

Discussion Notes: Year’s End

Happy New Year! We’re still off this week and will return next week with a brand new episode. This week we’re replaying an episode from our archive. We picked this story because it’s one of our favorite discussions to date.

Find this week’s rewind story here:  Year’s End by Jhumpa Lahiri

Next week’s episode:  The Adulterous Woman by Albert Camus

Rated: Clean

This week we discuss Year’s End, a story about a young Indian-American college student who must once again process the death of his mother after an announcement that his father has re-married several years after his mother’s death. This story sparked some great discussion on pain, clichés and culture in literature. 

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