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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, July 09, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri's new novel "The Lowland", a story of fate and will, exile and return, of the price of idealism and of a love that can last long past death, will hit book stores in September.

Set in both India and America, "The Lowland", is Lahiri's first full-length novel since the award-winning "The Namesake."

The book, published by Random House India, will be launched on September 24.

"The Lowland" is about the lives of brothers Subhash and Udayan.

Born just 15 months apart, they are inseparable and are often mistaken for each other in the Kolkata neighbourhood where they grow up.

But they are opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and the charismatic and impulsive Udayan finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement.

Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America.