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"In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet. Turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, ... (more)
Join us as we discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid How To Attend: This event takes place on Zoom. Please register online by 2 p.m. Monday, November 23. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines. This event uses a third-party website and may be hosted by an ... (more)
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Exit West, which was one of our Top 10 selections, is this year's pick for the One Book, One Chicago program. Head over to chipublib.org/oboc for more information including book discussions and a variety programs.
Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the top ten books of 2017.
Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.
Hamid is a dynamic young writer, and his latest work is a penetrating and timely exile novel. Saeed and Nadia, a couple beginning a budding romance, live in an unnamed city that is quickly becoming more dangerous and precarious as it descends into civil war. As their day-to-day existence becomes ... Read More »