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  • MOTH SMOKE

    Since the late 1970s, India in all her infinite variety has been brought to life as a posse of Indian authors writing in English have exploded onto the scene: Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Rohinton Mistry, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukherjee–the list is legion. But what of Pakistan–that Siamese twin, painfully separated in the partition of 1947? Though neither as numerous nor as well known as their Indian counterparts, Pakistani writers are beginning to make an impression on Western readers. Novelists from Rushdie to the Pakistani Bapsi Sidwha have written about the partition and the bloody civil war that followed; even stories set in modern-day Bombay or Lahore cannot escape the aftershocks of the division. On the surface, Mohsin Hamid’s first novel, Moth Smoke, seems more domestic than political drama: narrated from several different perspectives, it tells the story of Daru Shezad’s ill-fated affair with his best friend’s wife, Mumtaz. But in a country like Pakistan, the personal and the political are difficult to separate, and as the story moves along, the divisions between gender, class, and opportunity provide a not-so-subtle commentary on the fissures that run through contemporary Pakistani society. The novel begins, tellingly, with a historical fragment about the internecine wars of succession that followed the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan (builder of the Taj Mahal):

    Imprisoned in his fort at Agra, staring at the Taj he had built, an aged Shah Jahan received as a gift from his youngest son the head of his eldest. Perhaps he doubted, then, the memory that his boys had once played together, far from his supervision and years ago, in Lahore.Jump ahead several hundred years to Lahore in the summer of 1998. Childhood playmates Daru and Ozi have just reunited again after Ozi’s three-year stay in America. Glad as he is to see his old friend, Daru can’t keep his eyes off of Ozi’s wife, Mumtaz. “You know you’re in trouble when you can’t meet a woman’s eye,” he says. But woman trouble isn’t his only problem; he’s also addicted to hash, which leads to his dismissal from an upscale job as a banker. Soon Daru spirals out of control into a degraded existence on the fringes of society. Then a young boy is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and he is accused and jailed. Shah Jehan would probably recognize this age-old story of love and revenge playing out once more–this time against the backdrop of the Indian-Pakistani arms race. Hamid artfully weaves the subcontinent’s tragic history into his characters’ no-less-tragic present, rendering Moth Smoke a novel that resonates on many levels. –Sheila Bright
    ISBN: 9780143420200
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
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    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • THE LAST WHITE MAN

    FROM THE TWICE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST AND EXIT WEST, A STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND REDISCOVERY IN A TIME OF UNSETTLING CHANGE. One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Ander’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew.


    ISBN: 9789696402626
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • EXIT WEST

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA S TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2017 WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE AND THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD, THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD, AND THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE This is Nadia. She is fiercely independent with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night. This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for stargazing. This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it. Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope – a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination. One of the year s most significant literary works – The New York Times Powerful, vivid, poignant… Hamid is the master-Sunday Times A love story as spare, haunting and spiritually powerful as a haiku. All my life I will remember Nadia and Saeed, their humanity against a surreal, broken landscape. Exit West is Hamid s finest book – Kiran Desai Astonishing -Zadie Smith Immediately canonical – New Yorker


    ISBN: 9789696402558
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • THE LAST WHITE MAN

    One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew.
    ISBN: 9780241566572
    Publisher: HH
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS

    Discontent and its Civilizations collects the best of Mohsin Hamid’s writing on subjects as diverse and wide-ranging as Pakistan; fatherhood; the death of Osama Bin Laden and the writing of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.Unified by the author’s humane, clear-headed and witty voice, the book makes a compelling case for recognizing our common humanity while relishing our diversity – both as readers and citizens; for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race; and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities, as ‘Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one’.


    ISBN: 9789696402541
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: DISPATCHES FROM LAHORE, NEW YORK AND LONDON
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • MOTH SMOKE

    FINALIST FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘You know you re in trouble when you can t meet a woman s eye, particularly if the woman happens to be your best friend s wife…’ In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education ? and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle. As jealousy sets in, Daru s life slowly unravels. He loses his job. Starts lacing his joints with heroin. Becomes involved with a criminally-minded rickshaw driver. And falls in love with Ozi s lonely wife. But how low can Daru sink? Is he guilty of the crime he finds himself on trial for? ‘Not often does one find a first novel that has the power of imagination and skill to orchestrate personal and public themes of these consequences and achieve a chord that reverberates in one’s mind … One of the two or three best novels I have read this year’ ? Nadine Gordimer ‘An irresistibly engaging adventure and a searching portrait of contemporary young people in Pakistan’? Joyce Carol Oates ‘A vivid portrait of contemporary young Pakistani life, where frustration and insecurity feed not only the snobbery, decadence and aspirations of the rich, but also the resentment of the poor’ ? The Times ‘Stunning . . .’ ? Los Angeles Times ‘Beautiful prose and uncomfortably acute insights’ ? Guardian ‘Brisk, absorbing, inventive. Hamid steers us from start to finish with assurance and care’ ? The New York Times Book Review

     

     


    ISBN: 9789696402237
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     599
  • HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA

    This book is a self-help book. Its objective, as it says on the cover, is to show you how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. And to do that it has to find you, huddled, shivering, on the packed earth under your mother s cot one cold, dewy morning. Your anguish is the anguish of a boy whose chocolate has been thrown away, whose remote controls are out of batteries, whose scooter is busted, whose new sneakers have been stolen. This is all the more remarkable since you ve never in your life seen any of these things . . .
    ISBN: 9789696402169
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

    Now a major motion picture by Mira Nair Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream — and a Western woman — and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . . Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid s masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today s globalised, fractured world.
    ISBN: 9789696402138
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • EXIT WEST

    FINALIST FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

    10 BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

    WINNER OF THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
    ISBN: 9780735212176
    Publisher: RIVERHEAD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A NOVEL
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     995
  • EXIT WEST

    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 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.

     


    ISBN: 9780670089888
    Publisher: PENGUIN
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     995
  • DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS


    ISBN: 9780143423997
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: DISPATCHES FROM LAHORE, NEW YORK, AND LONDON
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

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  • THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST


    ISBN: 9780241969663
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     595
  • THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

    At a cafe table in Lahore’s Food Street, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a mysterious American stranger. As dusk deepens into night, the young Pakistani begins the tale that has brought both of them to this fateful chance encounter. Encapsulated within the form of a remarkable dramatic monologue, the story of Changez, who graduates from Princeton University and joins a top New York consultancy firm, unfolds. We learn how, following the 9/11 attacks, he experiences discrimination, which sets off his journey of alienation—his inner struggle, the change of his relationships with others, and the transformation of his personality.
    ISBN: 9780195475173
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A BRILLIANT BOOKS
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     395
  • MOTH SMOKE

    Discover this surprising gem – the sharp, funny and irresistible debut novel from the bestselling author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    ‘Subtly audacious . . . A steamy and often darkly amusing book about sex, drugs, and class warfare in postcolonial Asia’ Village Voice

    ‘You know you’re in trouble when you can’t meet a woman’s eye, particularly if the woman happens to be your best friend’s wife…’

    In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education – and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle.

    As jealousy sets in, Daru’s life slowly unravels. He loses his job. Starts lacing his joints with heroin. Becomes involved with a criminally-minded rickshaw driver. And falls in love with Ozi’s lonely wife.

    But how low can Daru sink? Is he guilty of the crime he finds himself on trial for?
    ISBN: 9780241953938
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHSIN HAMID

     795