JUNE'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION!
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Inkwood's Adult Book Club is open to anyone with a desire to talk books, open their minds, drink a little wine, share stories, laugh and have fun. We generally don't read bestsellers, we try to read only books out in paperback and we try not to judge. You can be a regular, you can come only when the book interests you, you can flit in and out like a social butterfly. There are no rules of participation except to PLEASE buy the book from Inkwood to participate because we like to pay the light bill so we can see what kind of wine we're drinking. Come out!
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, thrust into 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 violence and the threat of violence escalate, 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. An epic compressed into a slender page-turner, Exit West 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.