After I read Lahiri's latest, In Other Words, I went back to her debut collection. I love the wide variety of perspectives the stories of this collection encompass, all related to the unifying theme of self-created identity. My favorite story, and the story that first introduced me to Lahiri, remains Sexy. It is the story of an affair between a married Indian man and a white woman in Boston, told from the perspective of the woman.
Reading these stories again, I found one small weakness to be Lahiri's endings. They fall a little flat at times. But the stories themselves are so good - the language so subtly graceful. It's a treat to read these stories again, and I'm sure I will in the future too.