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Exit West

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Mar 07, 2017 | 240 Pages

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Mar 07, 2017 | 240 Pages

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Mar 07, 2017 | 282 Minutes

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    Mar 07, 2017 | 240 Pages

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“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… This book blew the top off my head. It’s at once terrifying and, in the end, oddly hopeful.” Ayelet Waldman, New York Times Book Review

“No novel is really about the cliche called ‘the human condition,’ but good novels expose and interpret the particular condition of the humans in their charge, and this is what Hamid has achieved here. If in its physical and perilous immediacy Nadia and Saeed’s condition is alien to the mass of us, Exit West makes a final, certain declaration of affinity: ‘We are all migrants through time.’” —Washington Post

“If there is one book everyone should read ASAP, it is Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West…Short, unsentimental, deeply intimate, and so very powerful.” —Goop

“Powerfully evokes the violence and anxiety of lives lived ‘under the drone-crossed sky.’” —Time Magazine

“Hamid’s timely and spare new novel confronts the inevitability of mass global immigration, the unbroken cycle of violence and the indomitable human will to connect and love.” Huffington Post

“Eerily prescient.” Joyce Carol Oates, The New

“[A] thought experiment that pivots on the crucial figure of this century: the migrant… Hamid’s cautious, even fastidious prose makes the sudden flashes of social breakdown all the more affecting…Evading the lure of both the utopian and the dystopian, Exit West makes some rough early sketches of the world that must come if we (or is it ‘you’?) are to avoid walling out the rest of the human race in the 21st century.”Financial Times

“You identify with the struggles and sorrows of the migrants; you understand, at least a little bit, the conditions that refugees are trying to escape. Most powerfully, we are encouraged to imagine the characters’ painful choices—why they might subject their families to incredibly risky boat voyages, and why they might leave other family members behind to die…If refugees are murderers, their crimes are generally based on impossible decisions about family, love, and memory—crimes that are very, very different from what Trump would want you to believe.” –BookForum 

 “Exit West operates on another plane… With its surprisingly poignant use of magic realism, the novel is beautiful and poetic even at its most devastating.” Book Riot

“Remarkably current and timeless … Hamid’s world, where surveillance drones whirr in the sky, secret doors replace borders, and identity is as fragile as thin glass, had me at the edge of my couch. A haunting and heart-piercing novel that reminds us to be courageous and to handle our shared humanity with great care. This is required reading.” –Uli Beutter Cohen, Eye Level

“Raw, poetic, and frighteningly prescient.”

“Exit West offers a close-to-the-bone dystopia,…with all the realism of Islamist terror and alt-Right outrage thrown in among the spookier stuff.” Evening Standard

“Spellbinding.” —Booklist (starred) 

“Timely and resonant.” Publisher’s Weekly, Top 10 Most-Anticipated Literary Fiction of 2017

“One of the most bittersweet love stories in modern memory…a book to savor.” Kirkus Reviews

“[H]eartbreakingly relevant.” Library Journal

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“Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“This tale of an unscrupulous striver may bring to mind a globalized version of The Great Gatsby. Given the unabashed gimmickry of Hamid’s how-to design, it’s a pleasant surprise to find that his book is nearly that good.” —Alan Cheuse, NPR

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