And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change. Romantic without being sentimental, and spiritual without being religious, political without being didactic, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel #ad - Michiko kakutani, the new York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby. Hamid's book is nearly that good. Alan cheuse, NPR "Marvelous and moving. Time magazine from the internationally bestselling author of the reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse.
Moth SmokeRiverhead Books #ad - It tells the story of daru shezad, who, begins a decline that plummets the length of Hamid’s sharply drawn, fired from his banking job in Lahore, subversive tale. Fast-paced and unexpected, moth smoke was ahead of its time in portraying a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and complex than the exoticized images of South Asia then familiar to the West.
Moth Smoke #ad - This debut novel, meanwhile, remains as compelling and deeply relevant to the moment as when it appeared more than a decade ago. The debut novel from the internationally bestselling author of exit west and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeMoth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid’s deftly conceived first novel, immediately marked him as an uncommonly gifted and ambitious young literary talent to watch when it was published in 2000.
It established mohsin hamid as an internationally important writer of substance and imagination and the premier Pakistani author of our time, a promise he has amply fulfilled with each successive book.
Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and LondonRiverhead Books #ad - Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.
From the bestselling author of how to get filthy rich in Rising Asia, “a near-perfect essay collection, and Exit West, filled with insight, compassion, coming in March 2017, and intellect. Npr mohsin hamid’s brilliant, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, moving, they have earned him a reputation as a “master critic of the modern global condition” Foreign Policy.
Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London #ad - His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, language, family, ambition, power, and his themes are universal: love, corruption, religion, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, imagination, and are shot through with the same passion, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge.
A “water lily” who has called three countries on three continents his home—Pakistan, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he married and became a citizen—Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight.
The Good BraiderSkyscape #ad - Here, or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, get a tattoo, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America—a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life.
The good braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a Book of Outstanding Merit. In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, and finally to Portland, to Cairo, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, Maine.
The Good Braider #ad - . Terry farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures. The author of the Good Braider has donated this book to the Worldreader program.
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. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again. Watch a quicktime interview with Dinaw Mengestu about this book. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter.
A Small PlaceFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument.
A Small Place #ad - If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. So begins jamaica kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, and forthright by turns, sardonic, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.
You are a tourist and you have not yet seen. C. Vere Cornwall V. Bird International Airport. C. Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua.
The Reluctant FundamentalistMariner Books #ad - . He thrives on the energy of new york, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of september 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist #ad - . At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel. Washington post “one of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a reader. Junot diaz “brief, charming, and quietly furious. A resounding success. Village voice at a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger.
Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter. And changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of DarfurRandom House #ad - The translator tells the remarkable story of a man who came face-to-face with genocide– time and again risking his own life to fight injustice and save his people. When international aid groups and reporters arrived, Hari offered his services as a translator and guide. I am the translator who has taken journalists into dangerous Darfur.
Ancient hatreds and greed for natural resources had collided, and the conflagration spread. Though hari’s village was attacked and destroyedhis family decimated and dispersed, he himself escaped. He is a living witness to the brutal genocide under way in Darfur. The translator is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world–an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time.
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur #ad - Roaming the battlefield deserts on camels, he and a group of his friends helped survivors find food, water, and the way to safety. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon–while others around him were taking up arms–Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur. Hari, a zaghawa tribesman, grew up in a village in the Darfur region of Sudan.
. In 2003, this traditional life was shattered when helicopter gunships appeared over Darfur’s villages, followed by Sudanese-government-backed militia groups attacking on horseback, raping and murdering citizens and burning villages.
The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story Art of...Graywolf Press #ad - A writer may have a story to tell, and strong characters, a sense of plot, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? an omniscient, invisible force, and from what vantage point? How to decide? Avoiding prescriptive instructions or arbitrary rules, or one--or more--of the characters? But in what voice, Christopher Castellani brilliantly examines the various ways writers have solved the crucial point-of-view problem.
An insightful work by an award-winning novelist and the artistic director of GrubStreet, The Art of Perspective is a fascinating discussion on a subject of perpetual interest to any writer. Forster, grace paley, among many others, and Tayeb Salih, he illustrates how the author's careful manipulation of distance between narrator and character drives the story.
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After the Quake: Stories Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - A man who views himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may be his human father. Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting as dreams and as potent as oracles. An electronics salesman who has been deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package— and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature.
The six stories in this collection come from the deep and mysterious place where the human meets the inhuman—and are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction.
Malinky Robot Collection: Stories & Other Bits: PreviewImage #ad - A recipient of the xeric award, malinky robot blends dystopian sci-fi and indie sensibilities into a uniquely charming, the Utopiales SF Festival's Best SF Album award and featured in the acclaimed FLIGHT anthologies, off-kilter world. Plus pinups by mike allred, roger landgridge, skottie YOUNG and more!
Malinky Robot Collection: Stories & Other Bits: Preview #ad - 15-page preview!street urchins atari and oliver are out to steal bicycles, watch giant robot movies and spend some large denominational Bills! MALINKY ROBOT collects five tales by Eisner-nominated artist SONNY LIEW MY FAITH IN FRANKIE, WONDERLAND, SENSE & SENSIBILITY featuring stinky fish, philosopher-labourers and summer rain.