IMMIGRANT, MONTANA

Summer 2017 | Primary agent: David Godwin Associates |

  • A remarkable novel.

Living in America, the Indian immigrant Kailash relives his romantic history, re-examining what it has meant to him to be led by desire. As we watch him amongst his new American contemporaries our faith in the narrator wavers as Kailash slowly begins to understand his own personal truths.

"Immigrant, Montana is a romantic, natural, gorgeously detailed and painfully truthful novel about exile, grad school, sex and the South Asian man. Few novels have captured the mental texture of immigration so accurately." - Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs.

"Immigrant, Montana is easily the best new novel I have read in recent years.' - Teju Cole, author of Open City.

"Amitava Kumar's novel brings to mind W. G. Sebald's work, but Kumar has a deeper curiosity in the borderless-ness of storytelling as a confrontation to all kinds of borders imposed upon his characters by the external and the artificial, as we see more and more in today's world. 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, author of Kinder Than Solitude.

Rights sold

  • France: Gallimard
  • Germany: Hanser
  • India: Aleph
  • Italy: Bollati Boringhieri
  • UK: Faber
  • US/North America: Knopf