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The Reluctant Fundamentalist By Mohsin Hamid

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

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Summary

Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. He thrives on the energy of New York, his work at an elite firm, and his budding relationship. For a time, it seems that nothing will stand in the way of his meteoric rise to success. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his relationship crumbling and his exalted status overturned.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Summary

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

At a cafe table in Lahore, a Pakistani man begins the tale that has led to his fateful meeting with an uneasy American stranger . . .

Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. He thrives on the energy of New York, his work at an elite firm, and his budding relationship. For a time, it seems that nothing will stand in the way of his meteoric rise to success. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his relationship crumbling and his exalted status overturned. Allegiances are subsequently unearthed, proving themselves more fundamental than money, power and maybe even love.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Reviews

Gripping... remains taut until the final pages...an elegant and sharp indictment of the clouds of suspicion that now shroud our world * Observer *
A quietly told, cleverly constructed fable of infatuation and disenchantment with America, set on the treacherous faultlines of current east/west relations, and finely tuned to the ironies of mutual - but especially American - prejudice and misrepresentation...increasingly tense...genuinely provocative...intelligent, highly engaging * Guardian *
Elegant, provocative . . . beautifully measured prose . . . a delicate meditation on the nature of perception and prejudice * Daily Mail *
Masterful . . . A multi-layered and thoroughly gripping book, which works as a poignant love story, a powerful dissection of how US imperialist machinations have turned so many people against the world's superpower - and as a thriller that subtly ratchets up the nerve-jangling tension towards an explosive ending * Metro *
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an important book * Evening Standard *
A fantastic piece of work, superbly considered and controlled, with a lovely stillness and wisdom at its heart * The Times *
Beautifully written -- Philip Pullman
A profoundly contemporary story about civil wars, unstable countries and refugees pouring to the cities of the West... beautifully written, with the ghost of Camus hovering at the edge of the frame * New Statesman *

Praise for Mohsin Hamid's Moth Smoke:

'One of the two or three best novels I have read this year' Nadine Gordimer

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


Praise for Mohsin Hamid's Moth Smoke:

'One of the two or three best novels I have read this year' Nadine Gordimer

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

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

GOR001289903
9780241143650
0241143659
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-03-01
192
Winner of South Bank Show Award for Literature 2008 (UK) Winner of Ambassador Book Award 2008 (UK) Winner of Asian American Literary Award 2008 (UK) Short-listed for Decibel Award 2008 (UK) Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009 (UK)
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