New Narrative Captures the Hardships of Adjusting to American Life

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Author B.K. Mhatre draws on personal relocation to the United States to pen debut novel

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According to the Department of Homeland Security, an average of over one million individuals legally travel to the United States in search of a new and permanent home. While striving for the American dream, those born and raised stateside do not share the same experiences – or challenges – that immigrants do. B.K. Mhatre portrays America through the eyes of an immigrant in the fiction book “Manhattan Alien.”

“Manhattan Alien” follows the relocation story of Raju, a young Indian doctor looking to earn his share in a homeland. He is greeted with a culture shock that makes it difficult for him to navigate American society and build the life he has always dreamed.

Raju struggles to grasp the intricacies of his new country as he navigates an unfamiliar language, unexpected opportunities and a budding romance. Will Raju be able to discover who he is as well as build a new life for himself?

“Whether you are coming to America for the first time or a natural citizen, there is insight to be gleaned from Manhattan Alien,” Mhatre said. “Those immigrating to America will find comfort and guidance in coping with the inevitable culture shock. Readers fortunate enough to have been born on U.S. soil will hopefully gain a different perspective on the unique obstacles faced by those arriving to a new home.”

“Manhattan Alien”
By B.K. Mhatre
ISBN: 9781524586850 (hardcover), 9781524586843 (softcover), 9781524586836 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris

About the author
After visiting the United States for the first time, B.K. Mhatre wrote a series of emails to friends and family about his experiences in America. This inspired the author to pen a fictionalized account of his immigrant’s life in “Manhattan Alien.”

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