A NovelBook - 2017
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. Exit West is an epic compressed into a slender page-turner, both completely of our time and for all time, Mohsin Hamid's most ambitious and electrifying novel yet.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm