A compelling story that works on two levels — in this case as a deeply moving and highly specific tale of love and ambition, and as a larger, metaphorical look at the mind-boggling social and economic changes sweeping “rising Asia.”

It is a measure of Mr. Hamid’s audacious talents that he manages to make his protagonist’s story work on so many levels. “You” is, at once, a modern-day Horatio Alger, representing the desires and frustrations of millions in rising Asia; a bildungsroman hero, by turns knavish and recognizably human, who sallies forth from the provinces to find his destiny; and a nameless but intimately known soul, whose bittersweet romance with the pretty girl possesses a remarkable emotional power. With “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers.”

Rave review for Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia in the New York Times by Michiko Kakutani!
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We’re honored and excited that Independent Booksellers have spoken, and have chosen Mohsin Hamid’s HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA as a March IndieNext Pick!

A special shout-out to the fantastic feedback from City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, Elliott Bay Book Company, The Odyssey Bookshop, and Books on the Common!

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