Exit West

Exit West

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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"It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future... At once terrifying and, in the end, oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one of the most anticipated books of 2017: an astonishingly timely love story that brilliantly imagines the forces that transform ordinary people into refugees--and the impossible choices that follow--as they're driven from their homes to the uncertain embrace of new lands. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, 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. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . . Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781524752255
1524752258
Branch Call Number: eAudio
Characteristics: audio file
digital
1 online resource (1 sound file (04 hr., 44 min., 09 sec.))

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An unnamed Eastern European country is the setting for this story of two people thrown together in the wake of violence and political upheaval. While fearing for their lives, Saeed and Nadia confront their growing feelings for each other.


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