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Exit West

Hamid, Mohsin, 1971- Book - 2017 Fiction / Hamid, Mohsin, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Hamid, Mohsin 3 On Shelf 77 requests on 18 copies Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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"From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, a love story that unfolds in a world being irrevocably transformed by migration. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. Exit West is an epic compressed into a slender page-turner--both completely of our time and for all time, Mohsin Hamid's most ambitious and electrifying novel yet"-- Provided by publisher.

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Hamid, Master Storyteller submitted by DBJC on June 18, 2017, 8:52pm "We are migrants through time."

Hamid's novel follows the lives of independent Naida, and reserved Saaed as they draw near to each other and pull apart because as a result of time. This novel is beautifully told, storytelling at its finest. Hamid has been praised for his master storytelling and he deserves all the praise! His scenes are not wrapped in unnecessary detail, which allows the reader to focus on the heart of what is real about the story that he his trying to tell. He seats the reader comfortably with his characters, as the story follows this young, migrant couple. He does not linger in spaces, just as time does not stay stagnant, making each scene a seamless transition through the lives of a couple who are victims of time.

The most beautiful thing about this novel is the realization that we are bound by time. Though we may not know what we may encounter on our journey, and sometimes we amy run into the unthinkable, our migration may bring us back to places that we thought we left. How do we approach these steps in our travels?

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
Year Published: 2017
Description: 231 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780735212176
0735212171

SUBJECTS
Refugees -- Fiction.
Love stories.