Exit West by Moshin Hamid

Nadia and Saeed, young lovers (ish) in a war-torn city — their relationship is the heart of the book. It has a conceit, doors that open to other cities around the world, where they emerge as refugees, and a vaguely dystopian political angle with fierce nativism in the places where the doors lead. But the relationship is where the book’s power is, and I almost found the other stuff distracting. Beautifully written, though.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.