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Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
Exit West
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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 and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar... show more
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 and are soon cloistered in a 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 whisper
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780735212176 (0735212171)
ASIN: 735212171
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
5.0 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
This is a fantastic novella. It’s a parable of globalization, but its brilliance is in rendering real, three-dimensional characters even from a brief scene or description. Exit West is set in the modern world, beginning in an unnamed Middle Eastern country on the brink of civil war, where two young ...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
2.0 EXIT WEST Review
I was expecting to enjoy this, my first novel by Mohsin Hamid: a short(ish) tale about two lovers escaping a war torn country and desperately finding solace in London. And this one has been hyped up — hyped like almost no other books released this year. I don’t get it. I really don’t. The writing ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 Wonderful
Nov 2017 UC Book Club Read When I opened today’s copy of the New York Times, I was greeted with stories about refugees to Europe and the Rohingya massacre/refugees. This isn’t counting the almost constant debate in the US about DACA and illegal immigrants to the country who are in...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Exit West
Exit West is an impressively rendered, sensitive and timely novel. It tackles the issue of the refugee crisis in a way that feels remarkably current. There's a freshness to this story that is often lacking in other stories of this style. Given its subject and the ways it's skillfully depicted, I thi...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
5.0 A novel not for everybody that perhaps everybody should read
Thanks to NetGalley and to Penguin for offering me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review. This is another one of the books longlisted for the Man-Booker Prize (now I only have one left of the ones I discovered sitting on my list. I might even finish reading it before the short-list ...
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