Exit west : a novel

by Hamid, Mohsin, 1971-

Format: Print Book 2017.
Availability: Available at 29 Libraries 30 of 69 copies
Available (30)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Fiction FIC HAMID
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAMID
 
 
Avalon Public Library Fiction FIC HAM
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAM
 
 
Brentwood Library Fiction FICTION Hamid
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Beechview Fiction FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Homewood Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - New Fiction FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - New Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
CLP - West End Fiction Collection FICTION Hamid
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  FICTION Hamid
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Fiction Fic Ham
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Ham
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC HAMID
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAMID
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Bestsellers FIC HAM
NO REQUESTS
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Bestsellers
 
Call Number  FIC HAM
NO REQUESTS
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Fiction FIC HAM
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAM
 
 
Dormont Public Library Fiction F HAMI
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F HAMI
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Fiction HAMID MOHSIN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  HAMID MOHSIN
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction HAMID Mohsin
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  HAMID Mohsin
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/BD HAMID
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/BD HAMID
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Fiction HA
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  HA
 
 
Penn Hills Library Fiction HAM
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  HAM
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Hamid
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Hamid
 
 
Robinson Library Fiction FIC HAMID
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAMID
 
 
Scott Township Library Fiction FIC HAMID EXIT
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAMID EXIT
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction HAMID
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  HAMID
 
 
South Park Library Fiction F HAMID
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F HAMID
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Fiction FICTION HAMID Mohsin
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION HAMID Mohsin
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction F HAMID
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F HAMID
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Fiction FIC HAM
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC HAM
 
 
 
Unavailable (39)
Location Collection Status
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Brookline Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Carrick Fiction Collection MISSING
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  MISSING
 
 
CLP - Downtown and Business First Floor - Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Downtown and Business
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Hill District Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Mt. Washington Fiction Collection MISSING
Location  CLP - Mt. Washington
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  MISSING
 
 
CLP - South Side Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Fiction DISPLAY
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  DISPLAY
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Adult Fiction ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Adult Fiction
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Hampton Community Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Moon Township Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  New Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks IN TRANSIT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Fiction ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"A breathtaking novel...[that] arrives at an urgent time." -NPR

"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 ... oddly hopeful." -Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review

"Moving, audacious, and indelibly human." - Entertainment Weekly , "A" rating

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In an unnamed city with strict social mores, young Nadia is a rebel, an atheist who chooses to live and work independently. In religious and unassuming Saeed she finds the perfect companion. As the two fall in love, their romance is tinged with a sense of urgency and inevitability as the city falls to militia, and basic freedoms and food quickly become rarities. When the situation turns dire, Saeed and Nadia decide to migrate as thousands already have and cobble together every last bit of their savings to find safe passage out. Caught in the whirlpool of refugees from around the world, Saeed and Nadia are tossed around like flotsam, the necessity of survival binding them together more than any starry-eyed notion of romance ever could. If at times the story of refugees facing no easy choice feels derivative, Hamid (How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, 2013) smooths over such wrinkles with spellbinding writing and a story of a relationship that sucks its own marrow dry for sustenance. The concept of the door is a powerful, double-edged metaphor here, representing a portal leading to a promised land that when closed, however, condemns one to fates from which there is no escape.--Apte, Poornima Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hamid's (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia) trim yet poignant fourth novel addresses similar themes as his previous work and presents a unique perspective on the global refugee crisis. In an unidentified country, young Saeed and burqa-wearing Nadia flee their home after Saeed's mother is killed by a stray bullet and their city turns increasingly dangerous due to worsening violent clashes between the government and guerillas. The couple joins other migrants traveling to safer havens via carefully guarded doors. Through one door, they wind up in a crowded camp on the Greek Island of Mykonos. Through another, they secure a private room in an abandoned London mansion populated mostly by displaced Nigerians. A third door takes them to California's Marin County. In each location, their relationship is by turns strengthened and tested by their struggle to find food, adequate shelter, and a sense of belonging among emigrant communities. Hamid's storytelling is stripped down, and the book's sweeping allegory is timely and resonant. Of particular importance is the contrast between the migrants' tenuous daily reality and that of the privileged second- or third-generation native population who'd prefer their new alien neighbors to simply disappear. Agent: Jay Mandel, WME Entertainment. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Refugees -- Fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :2017.
Language English
Description 231 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780735212206
0735212201
9780735212176
0735212171
Other Classic View