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Zell Visting Writers Series: Mohsin Hamid

Literati is proud to partner with the Helen Zell Writers' Program to host novelist Mohsin Hamid at the Rackham Amphitheater. Hamid is the author of several novels, including Exit West which is currently a finalist for the Man Booker Prize for 2017.

About Exit West
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 whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, 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 follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of four previous books, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Booker. His essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Granta, and many other publications. After many years in New York and London, he lives in his hometown of Lahore, Pakistan.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
915 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

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