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Author: Mohsin Hamid Narrator: Mohsin Hamid Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781524752255
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“A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” –

“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 finalist for the Man Booker Prize and 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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The author narrates in a deep pitch and warm tone…The narrator’s style is purposeful, measured, and dramatic. Each chapter leaves the listener waiting to hear what will happen next.”


  • “Moving, audacious, and indelibly human.”

    Entertainment Weekly, “A” rating

  • “Powerfully evokes the violence and anxiety of lives lived ‘under the drone-crossed sky.’”


  • “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.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[A] thought experiment that pivots on the crucial figure of this century: the migrant.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “In gossamer-fine sentences, Exit West weaves a pulse-raising tale of menace and romance, a parable of our refugee crisis, and a poignant vignette of love won and lost.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “Spare and haunting, it’s magical realism meets the all-too-real.”

    W Magazine

  • “Confronts the inevitability of mass global immigration, the unbroken cycle of violence, and the indomitable human will to connect and love.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Hamid weaves a hint of magic into an honest portrait of two young lovers seeking asylum from their home country, which has been ravaged by violence and war.”


  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for March 2017
  • A BookPage Top Pick for March 
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of 10 Most-Anticipated Literary Fiction of 2017
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Washington Post Top 10 Book of Books We Loved
  • Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
  • Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
  • Finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize
  • A Library Journal Notable Book of 2017
  • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction
  • A Time Magazine Best Book of 2017

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About the Author

Mohsin Hamid is the internationally bestselling author of Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Discontent and its Civilizations, and Exit West. His award-winning novels have been adapted for the cinema, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and translated into more than thirty languages. His essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and New Yorker, among many other publications.