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
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.