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Book Club With PSL
Please join us Friday, April 13 at 11:00am for our book club moderated by
Park Slope Library Librarian, Svetlana Galperina
by Mohsin Hamid
An Amazon Best Book of March 2017: When Nadia and Saeed fall in love in a distant unnamed city, they are just like any other young couple. But soon bullets begin to fly, fighter jets streak the sky, and curfews fall. As the spell of violence spreads, they flee their country, leaving behind their loved ones. Early in Exit West, the author Mohsin Hamid explains that geography is destiny, and in the case of his two young lovers, geography dictates that they must leave. Hamid offers up a fantastical device to deliver his refugees to places: they pass through magic doors. Rather than unmooring the story from reality, this device, as well as a few other fantastical touches, makes the book more poignant and focused, pointing our attention to the emotions of exile rather than the mechanics. Surrounded by other refugees, Nadia and Saeed try to establish their places in the world, putting up different responses to their circumstances. The result is a novel that is personal, not pedantic, an intimate human story about an experience shared by countless people of the world, one that most Americans just witness on television. --Chris Schluep , The Amazon Book Review
Multiple copies of the book will be available
at the Park Slope Library or
you are welcome to purchase the book on your own.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Park Slope Library 6th Ave at 9th St
There are a few stairs to enter this room.