Nadia and Saeed are two ordinary young people, attempting to do an extraordinary thing-to fall in love-in a world turned upside down. Their will be a love story but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow, of a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it. Civil war has come to the city which Nadia and Saeed call home. Before long they will need to leave their motherland behind-when the streets are no longer useable and the unknown is safer than the known. They will join the great outpouring of people fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world . . .
About the Author:
Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, as well as the collection of essays Discontents and Its Civilizations. He writes regularly for The New York Times, The Guardian and The New York Review of Books. Born and mostly raised in Pakistan, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.