How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel

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"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." -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, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy's quest for wealth and love . . .

His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid… (more)

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In this energetic, thoroughly engaging novel, Mohsin Hamid has created a memorable portrait of life in the 'change-scented urban archipelago spanning not just rising Asia but the entire planet.' In that sense, the 'you' of the novel serves as an exemplar of the rewards and perils of upward mobility in every country and in every age.

In conceiving of his novel as a dance between writer and reader – a common practice among novelists – Hamid misses the music and virtually cramps the rhythm.

How does one live and die? How do you live? The questions simmer below the surface of this tremendous, wise and surprisingly moral book.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Riverhead (March 05, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 491 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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