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Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Anchor Canada. This book was released on 2009-06-05 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the award-winning Moth Smoke comes a perspective on love, prejudice, and the war on terror that has never been seen in North American literature. At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a suspicious, and possibly armed, American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting. . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite firm that specializes in the “valuation” of companies ripe for acquisition. He thrives on the energy of New York and the intensity of his work, and his infatuation with regal Erica promises entrée into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. For a time, it seems as though nothing will stand in the way of Changez’s meteoric rise to personal and professional success. But in the wake of September 11, he finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and perhaps even love. Elegant and compelling, Mohsin Hamid’s second novel is a devastating exploration of our divided and yet ultimately indivisible world. “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. I noticed that you were looking for something; more than looking, in fact you seemed to be on a mission, and since I am both a native of this city and a speaker of your language, I thought I might offer you my services as a bridge.” —from The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Book How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Download or read book How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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 and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.

Book Moth Smoke

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mohsin Hamid
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • ISBN : 1101617691
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Moth Smoke written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-12-04 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The debut novel from the internationally bestselling author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Moth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid’s deftly conceived first novel, immediately marked him as an uncommonly gifted and ambitious young literary talent to watch when it was published in 2000. It tells the story of Daru Shezad, who, fired from his banking job in Lahore, begins a decline that plummets the length of Hamid’s sharply drawn, subversive tale. Fast-paced and unexpected, Moth Smoke was ahead of its time in portraying a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and complex than the exoticized images of South Asia then familiar to the West. It established Mohsin Hamid as an internationally important writer of substance and imagination and the premier Pakistani author of our time, a promise he has amply fulfilled with each successive book. This debut novel, meanwhile, remains as compelling and deeply relevant to the moment as when it appeared more than a decade ago.

Book An Obedient Father

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  • Author : Akhil Sharma
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-07-12
  • ISBN : 194602239X
  • Pages : 197 pages

Download or read book An Obedient Father written by Akhil Sharma and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-07-12 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revised and featuring a new foreword by the author, this uncompromising novel returns, more powerful than ever: "A portrait of a country ravaged by vendetta and graft, its public spaces loud with the complaints of religious bigots and its private spaces cradling unspeakable pain." (Hilary Mantel, New York Review of Books) An Obedient Father introduced one of the most admired voices in contemporary fiction. Set in Delhi in the 1990s, it tells the story of an inept bureaucrat enmired in corruption, and of the daughter who alone knows the true depth of his crimes. Decried in India for its frank treatment of child abuse, the novel was widely praised elsewhere for its compassion, and for a plot that mingled the domestic with the political, tragedy with farce. Yet, as Akhil Sharma writes in his foreword to this new edition, he was haunted by what he considered shortcomings within the book: almost twenty years later, he returned to face them. Here is the result, a leaner, surer version with even greater power.

Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Mira Nair and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair offers the reader an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the creation of her most ambitious film yet: The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Covering every aspect of the film-making process, this magnificently designed film book comprises an incredible array of images as well as short essays by those involved in the film-making process. Mira Nair discusses how the novel was turned into a screenplay; Mohsin Hamid reminisces about his first experience on a film set; production designer Michael Carlin recounts the thrill of transforming Old Delhi into contemporary Lahore; lead actor Riz Ahmed reveals how he got under the skin of his character Changez; and editor Shimit Amin demystifies some of his tricks on the editing table. This book also features a series of gorgeous black-and-white photographs by celebrated photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

Book Kushiel s Mercy

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jacqueline Carey
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-02-02
  • ISBN : 1405515376
  • Pages : 542 pages

Download or read book Kushiel s Mercy written by Jacqueline Carey and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sidonie, heir to the throne, and Imriel, son of a traitor, have confessed their dangerous union. But their love has caused political uproar: Imriel's infamous mother plunged Terre d'Ange into a bloody war and her crimes will not be lightly forgiven. If the couple weds, Sidonie will be disinherited. A union will only be permitted if Imriel finds the mother he has never known and returns her to Court for execution. But newer evils take precedence when a visiting diplomat casts a dark enchantment over the d'Angeline Court. The sorcerer returns home with Sidonie in his thrall, and falsely-won pledges of support in a foreign war. Imriel must evade bewitched friends and work with erstwhile enemies to rescue Sidonie and pull the country back from the brink of conflict. And no one but him remembers their forbidden romance.

Book Discontent and Its Civilizations

Download or read book Discontent and Its Civilizations written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Riverhead Books. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in hardccover in 2015 by Riverhead Books.

Book A Good Country

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  • Author : Laleh Khadivi
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • ISBN : 1632865866
  • Pages : 259 pages

Download or read book A Good Country written by Laleh Khadivi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-05-23 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A "powerful" (NYT) timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies and how we find it. Laguna Beach, California, 2011. Alireza Courdee, a 16-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza--now Rez--feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict parents comes easily. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad-boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war. Timely, nuanced, and emotionally forceful, A Good Country is a gorgeous meditation on modern life, religious radicalization, and a young man caught among vastly different worlds. What we are left with at the dramatic end is not an assessment of good or evil, East versus West, but a lingering question that applies to all modern souls: Do we decide how to live, or is our life decided for us?

Book Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Keren Shlezinger and published by Insight Publications. This book was released on 2010 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Insight Text Guides are written by practising English teachers, professional writers, reviewers and academics who are experts in their fields. Over 110 titles covering poetry, films, books and plays. Features: Character map; About the author; Synopsis and character summaries; Context and background notes; Genre, structure and style; Chapter-by-chapter analysis or scene-by-scene analysis; Characters and relationships; Themes, issues and values; Different interpretations; Essay questions; Guidelines on essay writing; Analysis of a sample question; Sample answer; References: further reading, films, websites.

Book A Manual for Creating Atheists

Download or read book A Manual for Creating Atheists written by Peter Boghossian and published by Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA). This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith—but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than 20 years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.

Book Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

Download or read book Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics written by Lisa Lau and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-05-23 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores various new forms, objects and modes of circulation that sustain this renovated form of Orientalism in South Asian culture. The contributors identify and engage with pressing recent debates about postcolonial South Asian identity politics, discussing a range of different texts and films such as The White Tiger, Bride & Prejudice and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.

Book Every Square Inch

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bruce Riley Ashford
  • Publisher : Lexham Press
  • Release : 2015-03-10
  • ISBN : 1577996216
  • Pages : 107 pages

Download or read book Every Square Inch written by Bruce Riley Ashford and published by Lexham Press. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesus is Lord over everything. So his lordship should shape every aspect of life. But what impact does faith really have on our day-today existence? And how should we, as Christians, interact with the culture? In Every Square Inch, Bruce Ashford skillfully navigates such questions. Drawing on sources like Abraham Kuyper, C.S. Lewis, and Francis Schaeffer, he shows how our faith is relevant to all dimensions of culture. The gospel informs everything we do. We cannot maintain the artificial distinction between "sacred" and "secular." We must proclaim Jesus with our lips and promote him with our lives, no matter what cultural contexts we may find ourselves in.

Book Religious and Racial Profiling in Mohsin Hamid s Novel  The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book Religious and Racial Profiling in Mohsin Hamid s Novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Muhammad Rizwan and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2016-01-20 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject American Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: The focus of this paper is the plight the Muslims of the world, especially those living in America, face due to religious discriminations. This discrimination is the result of the religious profiling of the media and the institutions which are working to spread the ideology of the West to the rest of the world. Everything is under their control so they manipulate the facts. Many Asian writers have tried to portray the true picture of the scene but it remains a great crisis need to be resolved. This paper will examine the core issues resulting from the religious profiling with the references from the novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", written by Mohsin Hamid in the context of post-9/11 milieu of the world, especially about the dealing with the Muslims.

Book The Good Life

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 0307278395
  • Pages : 386 pages

Download or read book The Good Life written by Jay McInerney and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gensyn med nogle af personerne fra romanen "Brightness Falls" (1992), som nu 10 år efter oplever 9/11 på nærmeste hold, en begivenhed som ændrer deres liv for altid og får dem til at reflektere over tilværelsens virkelige værdier

Book The Gift of Death

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jacques Derrida
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1996-06
  • ISBN : 0226143066
  • Pages : 123 pages

Download or read book The Gift of Death written by Jacques Derrida and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1996-06 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly

Book Our Kind of People

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  • Author : Carol Wallace
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2022-01-11
  • ISBN : 0525540024
  • Pages : 369 pages

Download or read book Our Kind of People written by Carol Wallace and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-01-11 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fans of Bridgerton will love this "exuberant novel of manners for our own gilded age" (Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra) as we follow the Wilcox family's journey through riches and ruin. Among New York City's Gilded Age elite, one family will defy convention. Helen Wilcox has one desire: to successfully launch her daughters into society. From the upper crust herself, Helen's unconventional--if happy--marriage has made the girls' social position precarious. Then her husband gambles the family fortunes on an elevated railroad that he claims will transform the face of the city and the way the people of New York live, but will it ruin the Wilcoxes first? As daughters Jemima and Alice navigate the rise and fall of their family--each is forced to re-examine who she is, and even who she is meant to love. From the author of To Marry an English Lord, an inspiration for Downton Abbey, comes a charming and cutthroat tale of a world in which an invitation or an avoided glance can be the difference between fortune and ruin.

Book What was Lost

    Book Details:
  • Author : Catherine O'Flynn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781410411440
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book What was Lost written by Catherine O'Flynn and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lost little girl with a notebook and a toy monkey appears on the security monitor of the Green Oaks shopping centre, evoking memories of a child missing for twenty years. As the evening hours pass, two mall workers--a security guard and a shop clerk--become increasingly entranced by the child they keep glimpsing on the cameras.