Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 231 pages

Like Hamid’s, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Exit West is a work of few words but many interpretations.  Saeed and Nadia live a in Middle Eastern country that is becoming more dangerous every day.  When life becomes unsafe and unbearable, they decide to leave “through the black door” to a safer country.  Each time the pair migrates, hordes leave with them and settle in a foreign, overpopulated land.  With each migration, Saeed and Nadia’s relationship becomes weaker and less satisfying.

Hamid has written a timely work that describes the plight of immigrants and the countries they are allowed to enter.  A good read with lots to think about.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 231 pages

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