Passage West Rishi Reddi

Passage West

Author: Rishi Reddi
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Book Title
Passage West
Author
Rishi Reddi
ISBN
9780060898793
A Recommended Book from: Teen Vogue * Bustle * Book Riot * The MillionsA sweeping, vibrant first novel following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing a little-known part of California history1914: Ram Singh arrives in the Imperial Valley on the Mexican border, reluctantly accepting his friend Karak's offer of work and partnership in a small cantaloupe farm. Ram is unmoored; fleeing violence in Oregon, he desperately longs to return to his wife and newborn son in Punjab--but he is duty bound to make his fortune first.In the Valley, American settlement is still new and the rules are ever shifting. Alongside Karak; Jivan and his wife, Kishen; and Amarjeet, a U.S. soldier, Ram struggles to farm in the unforgiving desert. When he meets an alluring woman who has fought in Mexico's revolution, he strives to stay true to his wife. The Valley is full of settlers hailing from other cities and different continents. The stakes are high and times are desperate--just one bad harvest or stolen crop could destabilize a family. And as anti- immigrant sentiment rises among white residents, the tensions of life in the west finally boil over.In her ambitious debut novel, Rishi Reddi, award-winning author of Karma and Other Stories, explores an enduring question: Who is welcome in America? Richly imagined and beautifully rendered, Passage West offers a moving portrait of one man's search for home.--BookTribBinding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Rishi ReddiPublisher: Ecco PressPublished: 04/21/2020ISBN: 9780060898793Pages: 448Weight: 1.30lbsSize: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.70dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/03/2020Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020Booklist 03/01/2020 pg. 32

A Recommended Book from:
Teen Vogue * Bustle * Book Riot * The Millions

A sweeping, vibrant first novel following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing a little-known part of California history

1914: Ram Singh arrives in the Imperial Valley on the Mexican border, reluctantly accepting his friend Karak's offer of work and partnership in a small cantaloupe farm. Ram is unmoored; fleeing violence in Oregon, he desperately longs to return to his wife and newborn son in Punjab--but he is duty bound to make his fortune first.

In the Valley, American settlement is still new and the rules are ever shifting. Alongside Karak; Jivan and his wife, Kishen; and Amarjeet, a U.S. soldier, Ram struggles to farm in the unforgiving desert. When he meets an alluring woman who has fought in Mexico's revolution, he strives to stay true to his wife. The Valley is full of settlers hailing from other cities and different continents. The stakes are high and times are desperate--just one bad harvest or stolen crop could destabilize a family. And as anti- immigrant sentiment rises among white residents, the tensions of life in the west finally boil over.

In her ambitious debut novel, Rishi Reddi, award-winning author of Karma and Other Stories, explores an enduring question: Who is welcome in America? Richly imagined and beautifully rendered, Passage West offers a moving portrait of one man's search for home.

--BookTrib

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Rishi Reddi
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 04/21/2020
ISBN: 9780060898793
Pages: 448
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.70d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/03/2020
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020
Booklist 03/01/2020 pg. 32

A Recommended Book from:
Teen Vogue * Bustle * Book Riot * The Millions

A sweeping, vibrant first novel following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing a little-known part of California history

1914: Ram Singh arrives in the Imperial Valley on the Mexican border, reluctantly accepting his friend Karak's offer of work and partnership in a small cantaloupe farm. Ram is unmoored; fleeing violence in Oregon, he desperately longs to return to his wife and newborn son in Punjab--but he is duty bound to make his fortune first.

In the Valley, American settlement is still new and the rules are ever shifting. Alongside Karak; Jivan and his wife, Kishen; and Amarjeet, a U.S. soldier, Ram struggles to farm in the unforgiving desert. When he meets an alluring woman who has fought in Mexico's revolution, he strives to stay true to his wife. The Valley is full of settlers hailing from other cities and different continents. The stakes are high and times are desperate--just one bad harvest or stolen crop could destabilize a family. And as anti- immigrant sentiment rises among white residents, the tensions of life in the west finally boil over.

In her ambitious debut novel, Rishi Reddi, award-winning author of Karma and Other Stories, explores an enduring question: Who is welcome in America? Richly imagined and beautifully rendered, Passage West offers a moving portrait of one man's search for home.

--BookTrib

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Rishi Reddi
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 04/21/2020
ISBN: 9780060898793
Pages: 448
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.70d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/03/2020
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2020
Booklist 03/01/2020 pg. 32