Welcome to the first Dee-Lei book chat! The editors of BLYNKT read and discuss the story, "The Third and Final Continent," by Indian-American writer Jhumpa Lahiri. It is included in her debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Without spoiling the story, we get into a fun and deep conversation about our own culture shocks, gender and linguistics, and arranged marriage. And we may or may not start an international book club!
The story can be found in book form, or online in the June 1999 issue of The New Yorker:
Carly Dee and Q. Lei