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  • Published: 17 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241144671
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

The addictive follow-up to The Reluctant Fundamentalist - now reissued in a fresh new paperback package

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 . . .

  • Published: 17 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241144671
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $22.99

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.


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Praise for How to Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

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

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

Philip Pullman

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


An ultra-intelligent and knowing account of life in the developing world. Simply brilliant

Daily Mail

No story could be more of our time than this one. Conceptually brilliant and truly empathic

Nell Freudenberger, Metro

The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game


Beautifully conceived and exquisitely executed

Sunday Times

Dazzling, addictive, tremendous. A writer at the height of his powers with a hell of a story to tell


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