” I would not send a first story anywhere. I would give myself time to write a number of stories. “


” I’ve inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed. “


” This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did… used to come to my parents’ house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don’t have any memories of this gentleman. “


” He told me he was working as an interpreter in a doctor’s office in Brookline, Massachusetts, where I was living at the time, and he was translating for a doctor who had a number of Russian patients. On my way home, after running into him, I just heard this phrase in my head. “



All 4 Jhumpa Lahiri Quotes about Time in picture


I would not send a first story anywhere. I would give myself time to write a number of stories.
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This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did... used to come to my parents
He told me he was working as an interpreter in a doctor

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