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Exit west : a novel

Author
Hamid, Mohsin, 1971- author.
Title
Exit west : a novel / Mohsin Hamid.
Format
Book
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Published
New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
©2017
Description
231 pages ; 21 cm
Summary
"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, thrust into 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 violence and the threat of violence escalate, 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. An epic compressed into a slender page-turner, Exit West is both completely of our time and for all time."-- Page [4] of cover.
Awards
"10 best books, The New York Times Book Review, 2017"
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2017
Aspen Words Literary Prize, 2018
Subject headings
Refugees--Fiction.
Genre heading
Magic realist fiction.
Romance fiction.
Fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Romance fiction.
ISBN
9780735212206 (paperback)
0735212201 (paperback)

Holdings

Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
PS3558.A42169|bE95 2018
Location
Stacks
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