The Namesake - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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A year later, Gogol is still in New York, but his relationship with Maxine has ended. Gogol's mother begins to call him, suggesting he call a family friend's daughter, Moushumi. Gogol is not interested, in part because he knows his mother is trying to marry him off and partly because he is preparing to take his board exams in architecture and he is busy with that. However, Ashima pressures him so much that Gogol finally relents. On the first meeting, Gogol is surprised to find himself attracted to this woman and wanting to spend more time with her. Over the next week, Gogol begins to remember all the times he met Moushumi at family parties. When they meet for lunch, Gogol shares these memories, and once more finds himself wishing he could spend more time with Moushumi. In fact, after Moushumi picks out a hat at a...

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