BABEL: Mohsin Hamid

Announcement Date : Wednesday, October 3, 2018Categories: Official JB Events

Mohsin Hamid - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

About the Author
Mohsin Hamid is the author of the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both finalists for the Man Booker Prize. His first novel, Moth Smoke, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. His essays, a number of them collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.

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(Photograph of Mohsin Hamid © Jillian Edelstein)

About the Book
Exit West - Mohsin Hamid - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Exit West

A New York Times bestseller, the astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into 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.

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Download the Reader’s Guide for Exit West (provided by Penguin RandomHouse).

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Single event tickets are good for one BABEL event at Kleinhans for the 2017-2018 season. VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.

  • General Admission: $35
  • General Admission (Student Discount): $10
  • General Admission (Library Card Discount): $30
  • VIP Patron: $100

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