> Skip to content
  • Published: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241979075
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Exit West

SHORTLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017




From the bestselling, Man Booker shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, an astonishing new novel

In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, two young people notice one another

They share a cup of coffee, a smile, an evening meal. They try not to hear the sound of bombs getting closer every night, the radio announcing new laws, the public executions.

Meanwhile, rumours are spreading of strange black doors in secret places across the city, doors that lead to London or San Francisco, Greece or Dubai. Someday soon, the time will come for this young couple to seek out one such door: joining the multitudes fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world.

From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist comes a journey crossing borders and continents, into a possible future. Exit West is a love story from the eye of the storm. It is a song of hope and compassion. It reaches towards something essential in humankind - something still alive, still breathing, an open hand and a thudding heart under all the rubble and dust.

  • Published: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241979075
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the author

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid grew up in Lahore, attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School and worked for several years as a management consultant in New York. His first novel, Moth Smoke, was published in ten languages, won a Betty Trask Award, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His essays and journalism have appeared in Time, the New York Times and the Guardian, among others. His latest novel is The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) published by Penguin. Mohsin Hamid currently lives, works and writes in London.

http://www.mohsinhamid.com

Also by Mohsin Hamid

See all

Related titles