The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri with Sarita Choudhury (Narrator)

fiction contemporary emotional reflective medium-paced

10 hours, 10 minutes | first published 2003

Description

When an Indian family immigrates to America, their son must come to terms with his unusual name, American culture and family heritage.
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Moods

reflective 83%
emotional 77%
sad 29%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 18%
challenging 10%
informative 10%
adventurous 6%
relaxing 6%
tense 5%
lighthearted 4%
funny 3%
dark 2%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 31%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.01