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Immigrant, Montana

Author: Amitava Kumar
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Alfred A. Knopf editionView all editions and formats
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"The author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot now gives us a remarkable novel--reminiscent of Teju Cole, W.G. Sebald, John Berger--about a young new immigrant to the U.S. in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, between sexes, and between the particular desires of one man and the women he comes to love. The young man is Kailash, from India. His new American friends call him Kalashnikov,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kumar, Amitava, 1963-
Immigrant, Montana.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018
(DLC) 2017054030
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amitava Kumar
ISBN: 9780525520757 0525520759 9780571339600 0571339603 0525436677 9780525436676
OCLC Number: 1010774887
Notes: Variant title from book jacket.
Originally published in hardcover in India by Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, in 2017.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: Jennifer --
Part II: Nina --
Part III: Laura and Francis --
Part IV: Wolf number three --
Part V: Agnes Smedley --
Part VI: Cai Yan --
Part VII: Peter and Maya --
Epilogue --
Author's note.
Other Titles: Immigrant, lover, Montana, Bihar, a novel, a meditation
Responsibility: Amitava Kumar.

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"The author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot now gives us a remarkable novel--reminiscent of Teju Cole, W.G. Sebald, John Berger--about a young new immigrant to the U.S. in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, between sexes, and between the particular desires of one man and the women he comes to love. The young man is Kailash, from India. His new American friends call him Kalashnikov, AK-47, AK. He takes it all in his stride: he wants to fit in--and more than that, to shine. In the narrative of his years at a university in New York, AK describes the joys and disappointments of his immigrant experience; the unfamiliar political and social textures of campus life; the indelible influence of a charismatic professor--also an immigrant, his personal history as dramatic as AK's is decidedly not; the very different natures of the women he loved, and of himself in and out of love with each of them. Telling his own story, AK is both meditative and the embodiment of the enthusiasm of youth in all its idealism and chaotic desires. His wry, vivid perception of the world he's making his own, and the brilliant melding of story and reportage, anecdote and annotation, picture and text, give us a singularly engaging, insightful, and moving novel--one that explores the varieties and vagaries of cultural misunderstanding, but is, as well, an impassioned investigation of love."--

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