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Mumbai New York Scranton

A Memoir

Photographs by Jason Fulford
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Best known for her witty, sparse illustrations, and as a cook beside her mischievous father in her family’s iconic Manhattan restaurant, in Mumbai, New York, Scranton Tamara Shopsin chronicles a year in her life when impermanence was the theme. Told in a refreshingly original voice that alternates between tender and brazen, Shopsin recounts her trip to the Far East with her sidekick husband and the harrowing adventure that unfolds after returning home.

Blending humor, love, and suspense—and featuring photographs by Jason Fulford—Mumbai, New York, Scranton reveals and inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions. Shopsin’s surprising and affecting tale is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tamara Shopsin is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Good, Time, Wired, and Newsweek. She has designed book jackets for authors including Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Lindbergh, and Vladimir Nabokov. Two volumes of her drawings have been published under the titles C’est le Pied! and C’est le Pied II. In her spare time she creates and sells novelties and cracks eggs at her family’s restaurant in New York, Shopsin’s. She is currently a 2012 fellow with the nonprofit Code for America.