Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes a book discussion in English about the novel ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid
This is a free book discussion in English, organized at not cost for the attendees. The only requirement is to read 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 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.
Mohsin Hamid is the author of five novels — Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Exit West, and The Last White Man — and a book of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations.
His writing has been translated into forty languages, featured on bestseller lists, and adapted for the cinema.
Born in Lahore, he has spent about half his life there and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.
Book discussion: ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid
When: Saturday, December 17th, 2022, at 18:00 (6pm, Madrid local time)
Where: El Paraíso del Desierto
C. del Dr. Esquerdo, 140, 28007 Madrid
Language: English (we’ll debate in English)
Organizer: Adrian Diaz
Contact: +34 668853320
Mandatory: Read the book
It’s not necessary to book in advance anymore, just show up at the designated place on the day and time of the discussion and we’ll be there. We’re usually 14-15 people for the famous books, and around 9-10 people for the less known ones.
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