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Moth Smoke By Mohsin Hamid

Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid

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Summary

In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education - and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle. As jealousy sets in, Daru's life slowly unravels. He loses his job.

Moth Smoke Summary

Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid

Moth Smoke is the first novel by Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

'You know you're in trouble when you can't meet a woman's eye, particularly if the woman happens to be your best friend's wife.'

In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education - and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle.

As jealousy sets in, Daru's life slowly unravels. He loses his job. Starts lacing his joints with heroin. Becomes involved with a criminally-minded rickshaw driver. And falls in love with Ozi's lonely wife.

But how low can Daru sink? Is he guilty of the crime he finds himself on trial for?

'A vivid portrait of contemporary young Pakistani life, where frustration and insecurity feed not only the snobbery, decadence and aspirations of the rich, but also the resentment of the poor' The Times

'Fast-paced, intelligent . . . pulls us, despite ourselves, into its spiralling wake' New Yorker

'A subtly audacious . . .prodigious descendant of hard-boiled lit and film noir. A steamy and often darkly amusing book about sex, drugs, and class warfare in postcolonial Asia' Village Voice

'Stunning, a hip page-turner' Los Angeles Times

'Sharply observed, powerful, evocative' Financial Times

'A novel of remarkable wit, poise, profundity, and strangeness. A treat' Esquire

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. His fiction has been translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and Paris Review. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York.

Moth Smoke Reviews

Sharply observed, powerful, evocative * Financial Times *
A first novel of remarkable wit, poise and profundity. A treat * Esquire *
A vivid portrait of contemporary young Pakistani life, where frustration and insecurity feed not only the snobbery, decadence and aspirations of the rich, but also the resentment of the poor * The Times *
A rare glimpse into modern-day Pakistan . . . The voices that emerge are sarcastic and sad, a lively lament . . . reminiscent of V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie * Chicago Tribune *
Not often does one find a first novel that has the power of imagination and skill to orchestrate personal and public themes of these consequences and achieve a chord that reverberates in one's mind. Moth Smoke is one of the best novels I have read this year -- Nadine Gordimer * - *
Stunning . . . [Hamid] has created a hip page-turner -- Jonathan Levi * Los Angeles Times *

About Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilisations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. His next novel, Exit West, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2017.

Additional information

GOR002879946
9780241953938
0241953936
Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-05-05
320
N/A
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