When: Wed., Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. 2018
After his widely praised Lunch with a Bigot, Amitava Kumar now gives us a remarkable novel-reminiscent of Teju Cole, W. G. Sebald, John Berger-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. 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.