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Nov 16, 2021
| 270 Minutes
Nov 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780593553480
Short-listed for the Man Booker PrizeA New York Times bestsellerA Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA New York Times Notable Book“Extreme times call for extreme reactions, extreme writing. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel.”—Washington PostAt a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter . . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.
Mohsin Hamid is the author of the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both finalists for the Man Booker Prize. His first novel, Moth Smoke, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation… More about Mohsin Hamid
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