Exit West

  • by Mohsin Hamid
  • Narrated by Ashley Kumar
  • 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
Discover the unforgettable novel picked among 2017's most anticipated books by the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Buzzfeed, New York Times and many more.... An extraordinary story of love and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond, from the best-selling, Man Booker-short-listed author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Nadia and Saeed are two ordinary young people attempting to do an extraordinary thing - to fall in love - in a world turned upside down. Theirs will be a love story but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow, of a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it.
Civil war has come to the city which Nadia and Saeed call home. Before long they will need to leave their motherland behind - when the streets are no longer useable and the unknown is safer than the known. They will join the great outpouring of people fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world....

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Much more than a love story

The first half of this book is indeed an interesting insight into love in a war zone, but once the concept of "doors" is introduced this book becomes so much more. It is a wonderful view of the circular nature of conflict, and an insight into the sometimes inexplicable behaviour of others. A worthy Booker finalist.
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- Christine

interesting themes about global migration

The blurb implies this to be a love story, and while a couple's relationship is the thread running through it, I would not call it a 'love story'. It is a commentary on global mass migration (using the doors was an interesting way of showing this) and the problems and benefits it can create. Gave it 3 stars because it wasn't terrible but equally wasn't great. There were cute and also thought-provoking moments but on the whole there was nothing too special about it.
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- joanna mitchell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin