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Amitava Kumar on the emotional odyssey of making a new home in the U.S.

Writer Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.
Amitava Kumar's novel Immigrant, Montana is out now. (Penguin Random House, Michael Lionstar)
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Originally published on August 1, 2018

When author Amitava Kumar arrived in the U.S. from India in the mid-'80s, it was the end of one journey and the beginning of another — this one much longer. The culmination of that journey is his new book, Immigrant, Montana, which blends fiction and autobiography to chronicle the emotional odyssey of making a new home.

Kumar joined q guest host Ali Hassan to reflect on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.

Click 'Listen' above to hear the full conversation with Amitava Kumar.

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