The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamid’s thrillingly provocative international bestseller, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007
Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland
‘Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . ‘
So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream — and a Western woman — and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . .

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About Author

Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilisations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. His next novel, Exit West, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2017.

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Weight 600 g
Dimensions 13 × 1.2 × 19.4 cm

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