By Mohsin Hamid
From “one of his generation’s so much artistic and proficient writers” (The ny Times), intimate and sharply saw statement on lifestyles, artwork, politics, and “the battle on terror.”
Mohsin Hamid’s superb, relocating, and terribly smart novels haven't merely made him a global bestseller, they've got earned him a name as a “master critic of the trendy worldwide condition” (Foreign Policy). His tales are right away undying and of-the-moment, and his topics are common: love, language, ambition, energy, corruption, faith, family members, identification. right here he explores this terrain from a special attitude in essays that deftly counterpoise the non-public and the political, and are shot via with a similar ardour, mind's eye, and breathtaking shifts of standpoint that offers his fiction its unmistakable electrical charge.
A “water lily” who has known as 3 nations on 3 continents his home—Pakistan, the birthplace to which he again as a tender father; the us, the place he spent his youth and younger maturity; and Britain, the place he married and have become a citizen—Hamid writes approximately overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating perception. even if he's discussing courtship rituals or popular culture, drones or the rhythms of way of life in a longer kinfolk compound, he transports us past the scarifying headlines of an apprehensive West and a risky East, past stereotype and assumption, and is helping to convey a stunning varied worldwide tradition inside emotional and highbrow achieve.