Publisher : Anchor Canada
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307373359
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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From the author of the award-winning Moth Smoke comes a perspective on love, prejudice, and the war on terror that has never been seen in North American literature. At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a suspicious, and possibly armed, American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting. . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite firm that specializes in the “valuation” of companies ripe for acquisition. He thrives on the energy of New York and the intensity of his work, and his infatuation with regal Erica promises entrée into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. For a time, it seems as though nothing will stand in the way of Changez’s meteoric rise to personal and professional success. But in the wake of September 11, he finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and perhaps even love. Elegant and compelling, Mohsin Hamid’s second novel is a devastating exploration of our divided and yet ultimately indivisible world. “Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard: I am a lover of America. I noticed that you were looking for something; more than looking, in fact you seemed to be on a mission, and since I am both a native of this city and a speaker of your language, I thought I might offer you my services as a bridge.” —from The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Publisher : Penguin UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780141029542
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 209

So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this immaculate speaker of English to seek you out. For he is more worldly than you expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do.

Publisher : Penguin UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780141923642
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 224

The Man Booker-shortlisted, thrillingly provocative international bestseller - adapted to a major motion picture starring Kiefer Sutherland - from the author of Exit West 'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . ' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . . Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid's masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today's globalised, fractured world.

Publisher : Penguin Books India
Category : Pakistani Americans
ISBN : 014306424X
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 196

At A CafÉ Table In Lahore, A Bearded Pakistani Man Converses With An American Stranger. As Dusk Deepens To Dark, He Begins The Tale That Has Brought Him To This Fateful Meeting . . . Among The Brightest And Best Of His Graduating Class At Princeton,Changez Is Snapped Up By Underwood And Samson, An Elite Firm Thatspecializes In &Lsquo;Valuation&Rsquo; Of Companies Ripe For Acquisition. He Thriveson New York And The Intensity Of His Work, And His Infatuation Withthe Beautiful Erica Promises Entry Into Manhattan Society At The Sameexalted Level Once Occupied By His Own Family Back In Lahore. But Inthe Wake Of September 11, He Finds His Position In The City He Lovessuddenly Overturned, And His Budding Relationship With Erica Eclipsedby The Reawakened Ghosts Of Her Past. And Changez&Rsquo;S Own Identity Isin Seismic Shift As Well, Unearthing Allegiances More Fundamental Thanmoney, Power, And Perhaps Even Love. The Reluctant Fundamentalist Is A Riveting And Devastating Exploration Of Our Divided And Yet Ultimately Indivisible World, Withechoes Of Fitzgerald And Camus. &Lsquo;Mohsin Hamid&Rsquo;S Exceptionally Taut And Gripping Novel Gently Explores The Fault Lines Between The American West And The Islamic East. Hamid Seems To Have Pulled Off The Near Impossible. This Is A Meditative Novel Written In An Introspective Manner&Hellip;But This Is Also A Deeply Suspenseful Work, The Sense Of Anticipation Heightened By Hamid&Rsquo;S Wonderful Use Of Restraint&Rsquo;&Mdash;Mukund Padmanabhan In The Hindu &Lsquo;A Brilliant Book. With Spooky Restraint And Masterful Control, Hamid Unpicks The Underpinnings Of The Most Recent Episode Of Distrust Between East And West. But His Book Does Not Merely Excel In Capturing A Developing Bitterness. The Narrative Is Balanced By A Love As Powerful As The Sinister Forces Gathering, Even When It Recedes Into A Phantom Of Hope. It Is This Balance, And The Constant Negotiation Of The Political With The Personal, That Creates A Nuanced And Complex Portrait Of A Reluctant Fundamentalist&Rsquo;&Mdash;Kiran Desai, Author Of The Inheritance Of Loss &Lsquo;A Quietly Told, Cleverly Constructed Fable Of Infatuation And Disenchantment With America&Hellip;Astute Cultural Observation At Which Hamid Excels. An Intelligent, Highly Engaging Piece Of Work&Rsquo;&Mdash; James Lasdun In The Guardian

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101617694
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

The debut novel from the internationally bestselling author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Moth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid’s deftly conceived first novel, immediately marked him as an uncommonly gifted and ambitious young literary talent to watch when it was published in 2000. It tells the story of Daru Shezad, who, fired from his banking job in Lahore, begins a decline that plummets the length of Hamid’s sharply drawn, subversive tale. Fast-paced and unexpected, Moth Smoke was ahead of its time in portraying a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and complex than the exoticized images of South Asia then familiar to the West. It established Mohsin Hamid as an internationally important writer of substance and imagination and the premier Pakistani author of our time, a promise he has amply fulfilled with each successive book. This debut novel, meanwhile, remains as compelling and deeply relevant to the moment as when it appeared more than a decade ago.

Publisher : Penguin UK
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9788184759426
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 200

Based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair offers the reader an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the creation of her most ambitious film yet: The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Covering every aspect of the film-making process, this magnificently designed film book comprises an incredible array of images as well as short essays by those involved in the film-making process. Mira Nair discusses how the novel was turned into a screenplay; Mohsin Hamid reminisces about his first experience on a film set; production designer Michael Carlin recounts the thrill of transforming Old Delhi into contemporary Lahore; lead actor Riz Ahmed reveals how he got under the skin of his character Changez; and editor Shimit Amin demystifies some of his tricks on the editing table. This book also features a series of gorgeous black-and-white photographs by celebrated photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101603789
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR "Marvelous and moving." –TIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.

Publisher : Mariner Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0156034026
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 184

Changez, a young Muslim American, is living the American dream, with a Princeton education and high-paying job, until the events of September 11th force him to confront his personal allegiances.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781594634031
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 256

From the bestselling author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, coming in March 2017, “a near-perfect essay collection, filled with insight, compassion, and intellect." (NPR) In both his internationally bestselling fiction and his wide-ranging journalism, Mohsin Hamid has earned a reputation as a "master critic of the modern global condition" (Foreign Policy). A "water lily" who has called three countries on three continents his home (Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen), he has achieved a truly panoramic perspective on the clash of forces - political, economic, religious, cultural - that have transfigured the face of contemporary life and shaken the old certainties about how to navigate it. In Discontent and Its Civilizations, Hamid traces the fracture lines generated by a decade and a half of seismic change, from the "war on terror" to the struggles of individuals to maintain humanity in the rigid face of ideology, or the indifferent face of globalization. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the alarmist headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East and helps to bring a dazzling diverse world within emotional and intellectual reach.

Publisher : Penguin Books India
Category :
ISBN : 9780143068112
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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