SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 *A Barack Obama top ten book of 2017* WINNER of the LA Times Prize for Fiction * WINNER of the Aspen Words Literary Prize Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 'Astonishing' Zadie Smith * 'Stunning' Spectator * 'Extraordinary' TLS An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist All over the world, doors are appearing. They lead to other cities, other countries, other lives. And in a city gripped by war, Nadia and Saeed are newly in love. Hardly more than strangers, desperate to survive, they open a door and step through. But the doors only go one way. Once you leave, there is no going back. 'One of the year's most significant literary works' The New York Times 'A masterpiece' Michael Chabon 'Addictively readable and brilliantly written. Fantastic' Mail on Sunday Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for Best Novel Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018
From the internationally bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling changebr>br>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.br>br>''Gorgeously crafted . . . The Last White Man concludes on a note of hope, a door jarred open just enough to let transcendence pour through'' O, the Oprah Magazine br>br>''The electric premise, borrowed from Kafka''s The Metamorphosis, looks set to update a classic to make it urgently relevant'' Evening Standardbr>br>Praise for Exit Westbr>br>''Hamid''s enticing strategy is to foreground the humanity. . . . [He] exploits fiction''s capacity to elicit empathy and identification to imagine a better world.'' - The New York Times Book Review br>br>''Lyrical and urgent . . . peels away the dross of bigotry to expose the beauty of our common humanity.'' - O, the Oprah Magazinebr>br>''Powerful, vivid, poignant . . . Hamid is the master'' The Sunday Times br>br>''Astonishing'' Zadie Smith br>br>''[An] exceptionally moving and powerful novel'' The Guardian>
A novel which tells the story of a well-educated and ambitious Muslim man torn between staying true to his roots, and all that the American way of life has to offer him.