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Eastwind Book Club: Exit West
September 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
Join Eastwind’s (virtual) Book Club!This September, we will be reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
The book club meeting will take place via Zoom on Saturday, September 26 at 2pm PST. Register to receive the meeting link. https://exitwest.eventbrite.com
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Book Club members can use coupon code BOOKCLUB2020 for a 10% discount at www.asiabookcenter.com
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This event is co-sponsored by Eastwind Books of Berkeley, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates Bay Area Chapters, and Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD).
About the Book:
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet–sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors–doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .
Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.
About the Author:
Mohsin Hamid is the author of the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both finalists for the Man Booker Prize. His first novel, Moth Smoke, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. His essays, a number of them collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.