The Resource Immigrant, Montana, Amitava Kumar

Immigrant, Montana, Amitava Kumar

Label
Immigrant, Montana
Title
Immigrant, Montana
Statement of responsibility
Amitava Kumar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kumar, Amitava
Dewey number
824/.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.4.K8618
LC item number
I47 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • College students
  • Self-realization
  • Young men
  • Immigrants
Label
Immigrant, Montana, Amitava Kumar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in India as The Lovers by Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, in 2017." - t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291289249
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Alfred A. Knopf edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525436676
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2017050682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
je 07/18, nj 04/19
Other physical details
ill., photographs
Label
Immigrant, Montana, Amitava Kumar
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in India as The Lovers by Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, in 2017." - t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291289249
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Alfred A. Knopf edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525436676
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2017050682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
je 07/18, nj 04/19
Other physical details
ill., photographs

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