Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid is a Pakistani novelist, writer, and brand consultant. He is best known for his novels 'Moth Smoke', 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia', and 'Exit West'. His works often explore themes of identity, migration, and the intersection of East and West.

Books

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  1. 1. Exit West

    "Exit West" is a novel that follows the journey of two young lovers, Nadia and Saeed, who are forced to leave their war-torn city through mysterious doors that transport them to different locations around the globe. The couple navigate their relationship while grappling with displacement, loss, and the challenges of adjusting to new cultures. The novel explores themes of migration, identity, love, and the concept of home.

    The 3112th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    The novel is a monologue by a young Pakistani man, Changez, who tells his life story to an American stranger in a café in Lahore. Changez recounts his journey from a scholarship student at Princeton to a high-flying job in a prestigious New York valuation firm and his subsequent disillusionment with the American Dream post 9/11. The story explores themes of identity, love, and the shifting global power dynamics, as Changez grapples with his feelings towards America, his native Pakistan, and his love interest, Erica. The narrative ends ambiguously, leaving the reader to interpret the true nature of Changez and his American listener's relationship.

    The 3416th Greatest Book of All Time