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Immigrant, Montana

Amitava Kumar

An explosive, genre-defying reinvention of the ‘immigrant’ novel from Amitava Kumar.

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A New York Times Book of the Year
Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his books of the year

Meet Kailash. Also known as Kalashnikov. Or AK-47. Or just plain AK. His journey from India has taken him to graduate school in New York where he keeps falling in love: not just with women, but with literature and radical politics, the fuel of youthful exuberance. Each heady affair brings new learning: about himself, and about his relationship to a country founded on immigration – a country that is now unsure of the migrant’s place in the nation’s fabric. But how can AK learn to belong when he’s in a constant state of exile

Critic Reviews

Uproariously funny and deeply moving.

David Means
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An unusual, brave twist on the migrant’s tale.

Kiran Desai
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A delight.

Hanif Kureishi
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A remarkable novel.

New York Journal of Books
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Bold and provocative.

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Audacious in its scope yet with refreshing attention to detail, Immigrant, Montana is one of those novels that, with each rereading, a reader will unlock another treasure box of joy.

Yiyun Li
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