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How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia By Mohsin Hamid

How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia
by Mohsin Hamid

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Your anguish is the anguish of a boy whose chocolate has been thrown away, whose remote controls are out of batteries, whose scooter is busted, whose new sneakers have been stolen. This is all the more remarkable since you've never in your life seen any of these things...
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How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia Summary


How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

A sharp, fresh satire for the ruthless modern world - for fans of Dave Eggers, Ben Lerner and Gary Shtenygart

'Mohsin Hamid is one of the best writers in the world, period. Only a master could have written this propulsive tale of a striver living on the knife's edge, a noir Horatio Alger story for our frenetic, violent times' Ben Fountain

This book is a self-help book. Its objective, as it says on the cover, is to show you how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. And to do that it has to find you, huddled, shivering, on the packed earth under your mother's cot one cold, dewy morning. Your anguish is the anguish of a boy whose chocolate has been thrown away, whose remote controls are out of batteries, whose scooter is busted, whose new sneakers have been stolen. This is all the more remarkable since you've never in your life seen any of these things . . .

'Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book' Philip Pullman

'Brilliantly structured, deeply felt [and] written with the confidence and bravura of a man born to write. Hamid is at the peak of his considerable powers here, and delivers a tightly paced, preternaturally wise book about a thoroughly likable, thoroughly troubled striver in the messiest, most chaotic ring of global economy. Completely unforgettable' Dave Eggers, author of The Circle

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How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia Reviews


Dazzling, addictive, tremendous. A writer at the height of his powers with a hell of a story to tell * Guardian *
Beautifully conceived and exquisitely executed * Sunday Times *
The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game * Metro *
No story could be more of our time than this one. Conceptually brilliant and truly empathic -- Nell Freudenberger * Metro *
An ultra-intelligent and knowing account of life in the developing world. Simply brilliant * Daily Mail *
Isn't this the definition of great fiction, that even when it begins with a character . . . who's nothing like you, by the end you are convinced that it really is about you? That's a kind of miracle * Salon *
Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book * Philip Pullman *
A dazzling stylistic tour de force; a love story disguised as a self help parody freighted with sly social satire. As timely and timeless a novel as I've read in years -- Jay McInerney

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.

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GOR005554901
How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Mohsin Hamid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2014-02-06
240
0241144671
9780241144671
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