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Exit West - A Novel

Mohsin Hamid

"It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review "A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time." -NPR.org "Moving, audacious, and indelibly human." -Entertainment Weekly, "A" rating As featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, in the Skimm, on Fresh Air, and elsewhere, an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands. 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.

"It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review "A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time." -NPR.org "Moving, audacious, and indelibly human." -Entertainment Weekly, "A" rating As featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, in the Skimm, on Fresh Air, and elsewhere, an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands. 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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review "A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time." -NPR.org "Moving, audacious, and indelibly human." -Entertainment Weekly, "A" rating As featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, in the Skimm, on Fresh Air, and elsewhere, an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands. 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.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 42m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:34