What does it take for you to climb from complete poverty to a mansion, bullet-proof car and bodyguards? Twelve simple rules . . .
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is the story of a young boy, born into a poor family. As the years pass, he moves to a slum in the city, gets a brief education, flirts with militancy, and then, hungry for advancement, sets up a bottled water business, the ultimate symbol of the modern South Asian city a place where nothing works but everything can be had at a price. But as he leaves his past behind, one thing remains constant and true his love for the girl he met as a teenager.
Told through the conventions of a self-help guide to becoming rich, this is a dazzling and virtuoso novel from the acclaimed author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
About the Author
Mohsin Hamid is the author of two acclaimed novels, most recently The Reluctant Fundamentalist , which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives in Lahore.