Amy P. Knight

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.