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The Diesel Readers Book Group discuss EXIT WEST

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Submitted by BradJohnson on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 7:46pm

Monday, August 6th

7:00pm

The Diesel Readers discuss The Conspiracy

East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid, on Monday August 6th at 7pm.

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.

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018