Join our 4-part series to read and discuss newly available tales of migration, memory, identity, and transformation with MPL librarian Ariel Zeitlin. Check out our Stories of Exile Series webpage to register for related special events with a photographer, a free filmscreening, and a play reading. Funded by a grant from the Yiddish Book Center. All the programs are free but registration is required. Free copies of books available while supplies last. Click here to borrow the eBook and eAudiobook on Libby.
Don't miss "Scenes from 'Exit West': A Play Reading by Luna Stage" the next day at 4:30 p.m., adapted and directed by Luna's artistic director Ari Laura Keith especially for the library, featuring Dagmara Dominczyk ("Succession")!
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Exit West" by Mohsin Hamsin (2017). An international bestseller. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. A young couple in an unnamed Middle Eastern city on the brink of war escape their country through a series of magical doors. Will they be able to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mohsin Hamid is also the author of the international bestsellers "The Last White Man" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." 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 divides his time between Lahore, New York, and London.