We are happy to announce that Mohsin Hamid is returning to The John Adams Institute, this time to discuss his new novel Exit West, also translated and published as Exit West by De Bezige Bij.
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet and fall in love. The sensual and fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. When the violence in their city explodes, they begin to hear whispers about doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. They decide they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through.
The New York Times Book Review calls Exit West “At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful”. It is an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands.
For more information on the event, visit the John Adams Institute site here.