Amitava Kumar with Jennifer Egan
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St.
718-246-0200 Price: Free
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Amitava Kumar, author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot, presents his latest novel about a young new immigrant to the United States 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. In the story of his years at a university in New York, the narrator of Immigrant, Montana 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; the very different natures of the women he loved, and of himself in and out of love with each of them. Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen calls Immigrant, Montana a “beguiling meditation on memory and migration, sex and politics, ideas and art, and race and ambiguity.” Kumar discusses his new novel at Greenlight, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Greenlight neighbor Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach, A Vist from the Goon Squad). A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.