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'The Museum of Failures' explores identity, immigration and keeping family secrets

The cover of "The Museum of Failures." (Courtesy of Algonquin Books)
The cover of "The Museum of Failures." (Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Thrity Umrigar, author of the new novel “The Museum of Failures,” which comes out Tuesday. The book centers around Remy, an Indian-American advertising executive, who returns to India to adopt a child and uncovers a wealth of family secrets.

Thrity Umrigar is the author of “The Museum of Failures.” (Laura Watilo Blake)

Book excerpt: ‘The Museum of Failures’

By Thrity Umrigar

Adapted with permission of the publisher from the book “The Museum of Failures,” written by Thrity Umrigar and published by Algonquin Books.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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