Hamid doesn't avoid or sugarcoat the heartache and hurt accompanying contradiction and change, as... In Exit West, this high-intensity narrative performance is set aside for a cooler, more distanced way of telling. The non-specificity and formal, almost courtly prose Here's what we think of the contenders for the £50,000 literary award.
The fourth novel from the Pakistani-born author is... Mohsin Hamid's striking, lyrical new novel explores how lives can be upended in the blink of an eye. Mohsin Hamid's timely latest book 'Exit West' is a love story set against a refugee crisis but, despite its subject matter, does not become too heavy a read. The unnamed Middle Eastern city in which Hamid's two lovers, Saeed and Nadine, live is on the brink of disaster, "swollen with refugees but still... 136 quotes from Exit West: 'We are all migrants through time.' "To love is to enter into the inevitability of one day not being able to protect what is most valuable to you." ― Mohsin Hamid, Exit West. Mohsin Hamid was born in Pakistan, but he spent much of his childhood in Palo Alto, California After the age of nine, Hamid returned to Pakistan with his family and attended Aitchison College, a highly Part of Hamid's genius in writing Exit West lies in his decision to avoid naming Nadia and Saeed's... Exit West.