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FIC AHM
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Descript.
372 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary
"Raised in India, Seema is the beloved daughter of a commanding, erudite, Romantic-poetry-loving doctor father who cut her off when she came out to him as a lesbian. Now living alone in San Francisco, estranged from her African American ex-husband, Seema is one week away from delivering a baby boy, Ishraaq. Ishraaq's arrival has brought to Seema's side, for the first time in 15 years, her terminally ill mother, Nafeesa, and her devoutly religious, hijab-wearing sister Tahera, an ob/gyn living with her husband and two young children in Irving, Texas. But there is to be no easy reconciliation. Instead, this fateful week, narrated by the new-born Ishraaq, ends in an emergency delivery, revealing both a family and a country in distress. The characters confront the complex tensions in their relationships and within their innermost selves, even as their lives are upended by the vandalism of a family mosque in Irving during the lead-up to President Obama's first mid-term elections. Ishraaq must make sense of the broken family and the complicated world that awaits him"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781640094048 (hardcover)
1640094040 (hardcover)
Call #
FIC FRA
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
310 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary
A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780062668752
0062668757
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FIC KUM
Edition
First Alfred A. Knopf edition.
Descript.
304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note
Variant title from book jacket.
Originally published in hardcover in India by Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, in 2017.
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.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Title
Immigrant, lover, Montana, Bihar, a novel, a meditation
ISBN/ISSN
9780525520757 (hardcover)
0525520759 (hardcover)
9780571339600
0571339603
0525436677
9780525436676
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