How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

An unnamed narrator, in an unnamed country that closely resembles Pakistan, tells one man’s rags-to-riches story. This novel is both a record of human experience and an examination of geopolitical shift. Every character has an interesting backstory and Hamid is a master of multiple perspectives

— Kathy – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville

March 2013 Indie Next List

“This is a slick, fast-paced novel that breaks the bounds of literary convention while immersing readers in the life of a poor young man trying to make his fortune. The characters and places remain nameless, which allows them to represent 'Anywhere, Asia' and yet somehow we come to know them deeply and believe in their specific reality. The young man's fortunes rise and fall through a series of lucky encounters, chances taken, and circumstances both in and out of his control. In the end, this book is less about individual actions and more about the inexorable power and energy of Rising Asia. As in his previous novels, Hamid's writing is taut and beautifully crafted.”
— Caitlin Caulfield, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

About the Author

MOHSIN HAMID's first novel, Moth Smoke, was a Betty Trask Award winner, PEN/ Hemingway Award finalist, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a bestseller in the United States and abroad, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His most recent novel is How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.Hamid'swriting has also appeared in Time, the New York Times, and other publications. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594487293
ISBN-10: 1594487294
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
Pages: 228
Language: English


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