Globe Book Club
Globe Book Club:
This weeks discussion will be on the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
One of Barack Obama’s top ten books of 2017
WINNER of the LA Times Prize for Fiction
Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for Best Novel
- The Times Top 10 Bestseller
- Guardian Top 10 Bestseller
- The New York Times Top 5 Bestseller
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018
‘Mixing the real and the surreal, using old fairy-tale magic… Compelling, crystalline, unnervingly dystopian’ Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist
This is Nadia. She is fiercely independent with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night.
This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for star-gazing.
This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it.
Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope – a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination.