His previous event for Discontent and Its Civilizations was ice-stormed out. Here's hoping for better weather as Mohsin Hamid visits with Exit West. The best-selling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and more shares his most inventive novel yet, on Monday, March 6, at 7 pm. Unlikely and desperate lovers take a true leap into the unknown to escape their war-torn city. "[H]eartbreakingly relevant." —Library Journal. Our events coordinator, René, says of it, "Exit West is one of the most devastating but hopeful books I have ever read. It could not be more relevant for our times. Mohsin Hamid brings us right into his characters’ lives and makes us see that we are much more similar than different. It is a book that everyone should read."
Need more ecstatic reviews? From NPR: "A breathtaking novel by one of the world's most fascinating young writers, and it arrives at an urgent time." And check the March 12 NYT book review - it's the cover article!
Originally scheduled for March 8, Mohsin had to change his schedule. We thank the publisher for letting us have the program the night before the book is officially released!
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From the bestselling author ofHow to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, coming in March 2017, a near-perfect essay collection, filled with insight, compassion, and intellect." (NPR)
-Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers.- -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
-A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . Hamid's] book is nearly that good.- -Alan Cheuse, NPR
-Marvelous and moving.- -TIME Magazine
Now a major motion picture
Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize
A New York Times bestseller
A Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Notable Book