A Pakistani immigrant who since 9/11 has become alienated with the USA tells his story to an American stranger in Mohsin Hamid's mesmerising novel.
An idealistic young Muslim man leaves Pakistan to pursue his education in the US. On graduation from Princeton, Changez is recruited to a top job on Wall Street, falls in love with an American woman, Erica, and seems set to climb high in elite Manhattan society. But post-9/11 he finds himself regarded with suspicion by his fellow New Yorkers and his relationship with Erica becomes overshadowed by her personal demons, as well as his own growing resentment at the country he has made home.
About the AuthorMohsin Hamid is a leading journalist and the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize.