Mohsin Hamid

autor

Exit Západ


V krajine, ktorá je na pokraji občianskej vojny, sa zoznámia dvaja mladí ľudia – zmyselná, tvrdošijne nezávislá Nadia a mierny, zdržanlivý Said. Rozhorí sa medzi nimi láska, no intímnejšiemu vzťahu bránia nepokoje, ktoré sa šíria ich mestom. Keď v plnej miere vypuknú a ulice sa zmenia na spleť kontrolných stanovíšť, prestreliek a bombových výbuchov, mladá dvojica sa dopočuje o dverách, cez ktoré sa ľudia môžu dostať z krajiny niekam ďaleko, hoci to môže byť riskantné a platí sa za to. Násilnosti sa stupňujú a Nadia so Saidom nemajú na výber. Opúšťajú rodnú krajinu a doterajší život, nájdu si také dvere a prekročia ich prah. Ocitajú sa v odlišnom svete a úporne sa usilujú udržať svoj vzťah, nezabúdať na minulosť a zachovať si vedomie toho, kto vlastne sú. Mohsin Hamid rozpráva s hlbokou intímnosťou a s pôsobivou vynachádzavosťou nezabudnuteľný, aktuálny, ale zároveň nadčasový príbeh o láske, oddanosti a odvahe.
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11,31 € 11,90 €

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Exit West


Jmenoval se Saíd a ona Nadja. Jednoho dne se seznámili a zamilovali se do sebe. Mohla to být pěkná love story, jenomže. Jenže to všechno začalo v nejmenované muslimské zemi, kde právě propukl ozbrojený konflikt mezi vládou a militantními skupinami. Když se potvrdí, že existují záhadné dveře, díky nimž se ocitnete na jiném místě planety, není proč s útěkem otálet. Hamidův nejnovější román se vloni dostal do nejužšího výběru na Man Bookerovu cenu.
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11,12 € 11,70 €

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Lacná kniha Exit Západ (-70%)


V krajine, ktorá je na pokraji občianskej vojny, sa zoznámia dvaja mladí ľudia – zmyselná, tvrdošijne nezávislá Nadia a mierny, zdržanlivý Said. Rozhorí sa medzi nimi láska, no intímnejšiemu vzťahu bránia nepokoje, ktoré sa šíria ich mestom. Keď v plnej miere vypuknú a ulice sa zmenia na spleť kontrolných stanovíšť, prestreliek a bombových výbuchov, mladá dvojica sa dopočuje o dverách, cez ktoré sa ľudia môžu dostať z krajiny niekam ďaleko, hoci to môže byť riskantné a platí sa za to. Násilnosti sa stupňujú a Nadia so Saidom nemajú na výber. Opúšťajú rodnú krajinu a doterajší život, nájdu si také dvere a prekročia ich prah. Ocitajú sa v odlišnom svete a úporne sa usilujú udržať svoj vzťah, nezabúdať na minulosť a zachovať si vedomie toho, kto vlastne sú. Mohsin Hamid rozpráva s hlbokou intímnosťou a s pôsobivou vynachádzavosťou nezabudnuteľný, aktuálny, ale zároveň nadčasový príbeh o láske, oddanosti a odvahe.
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3,57 € 11,90 €

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Lacná kniha Exit West (-70%)


Jmenoval se Saíd a ona Nadja. Jednoho dne se seznámili a zamilovali se do sebe. Mohla to být pěkná love story, jenomže. Jenže to všechno začalo v nejmenované muslimské zemi, kde právě propukl ozbrojený konflikt mezi vládou a militantními skupinami. Když se potvrdí, že existují záhadné dveře, díky nimž se ocitnete na jiném místě planety, není proč s útěkem otálet. Hamidův nejnovější román se vloni dostal do nejužšího výběru na Man Bookerovu cenu.
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3,51 € 11,70 €

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Lacná kniha Jak nechutně zbohatnout v rozvojové Asii (-70%)


Na příběhu NĚKOHO (hrdinovo jméno neznáme) ukazuje Hamid krutou a drsnou tvář současné Asie – bídu, nemoci a smrt. Na druhé straně vypráví o lásce partnerské i rodičovské. Líčí milování na střeše domu stejně jako nelegální výrobu kopií filmů na DVD. Největší devízou díla je právě styl, připomínající Salmana Rushdieho, v němž mísí tragické s komickým, vysoké s nízkým, západní s východním.
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Moth Smoke


In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education - and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle. As jealousy sets in, Daru's life slowly unravels. He loses his job. Starts lacing his joints with heroin. Becomes involved with a criminally-minded rickshaw driver. And falls in love with Ozi's lonely wife. But how low can Daru sink? And is he guilty of the crime he finds himself on trial for?
Vypredané
9,49 € 9,99 €

Reluctant Fundamentalist


"The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is Mohsin Hamid's thrillingly provocative international bestseller. It is shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007. Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. 'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America...' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream - and a Western woman - and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear...Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid's masterly "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today's globalised, fractured world.
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9,03 € 9,50 €

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia


This book is a self-help book. Its objective, as it says on the cover, is to show you how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. And to do that it has to find you, huddled, shivering, on the packed earth under your mother's cot one cold dewy morning...' The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by youths all over 'rising Asia'. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises alongside his, their paths crossing and re-crossing in a love affair sparked and snuffed out again by the forces that careen their fates along. The hero of the story could be any one of us, hungry for a different life. And ours too could be the fate that awaits him...Fast-paced, vivid and emotionally absorbing, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.
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12,87 € 13,55 €

The Reluctant Fundamentalist


Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist - part of the limited edition PENGUIN STREET ART series: timeless writing, enduring design. 'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . ' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . . 'Beautifully written . . . more exciting than any thriller I've read for a long time' Philip Pullman Mohsin Hamid is the author of three novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. His fiction has been translated into over thirty languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and Paris Review. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York. The PENGUIN STREET ART series marries timeless writing with enduring design. Some of the world's leading street artists have designed new covers especially for ten classic contemporary books from Penguin: Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd / Armadillo by William Boyd / And The Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave / What a Carve Up by Jonathan Coe / Americana by Don DeLillo / Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris / The Reluctant Fundamentalistby Mohsin Hamid / The Believers by Zoe Heller /How to Be Good by Nick Hornby / Lights out for the Territory by Iain Sinclair
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11,88 € 12,50 €

Jak nechutně zbohatnout v rozvojové Asii


Na příběhu NĚKOHO (hrdinovo jméno neznáme) ukazuje Hamid krutou a drsnou tvář současné Asie – bídu, nemoci a smrt. Na druhé straně vypráví o lásce partnerské i rodičovské. Líčí milování na střeše domu stejně jako nelegální výrobu kopií filmů na DVD. Největší devízou díla je právě styl, připomínající Salmana Rushdieho, v němž mísí tragické s komickým, vysoké s nízkým, západní s východním.
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11,12 € 11,70 €

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Discontent and Its Civilizations


Discontent and its Civilizations collects the best of Mohsin Hamid's writing on subjects as diverse and wide-ranging as Pakistan; fatherhood; the death of Osama Bin Laden and the writing of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Unified by the author's humane, clear-headed and witty voice, the book makes a compelling case for recognizing our common humanity while relishing our diversity - both as readers and citizens; for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race; and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities, as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'.
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11,88 € 12,50 €

Exit West


Discover the unforgettable novel picked among 2017's most anticipated books by the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Buzzfeed, New York Times and many more... An extraordinary story of love and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond, from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist Nadia and Saeed are two ordinary young people, attempting to do an extraordinary thing - to fall in love - in a world turned upside down. Theirs 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 . . .
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15,68 € 16,50 €

The Reluctant Fundamentalist


The Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamid's thrillingly provocative international bestseller, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007 Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland 'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America ...' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear ...Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid's masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today's globalised, fractured world. 'Masterful ...A multi-layered and thoroughly gripping book, which works as a poignant love story, a powerful dissection of how US imperialist machinations have turned so many people against the world's superpower - and as a thriller that subtly ratchets up the nerve-jangling tension towards an explosive ending' Metro 'Beautifully written . ..more exciting than any thriller I've read for a long time' Philip Pullman 'A brilliant book' Kiran Desai 'Admirably spare and amazingly exciting' Rachel Cooke, New Statesman Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. His fiction has been translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and Paris Review. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York.
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9,45 € 9,95 €

Exit West


SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION *One of Barack Obama's top ten books of 2017* The Times Top 10 Bestseller Guardian Top 10 Bestseller The New York Times Top 5 Bestseller Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018 'Mixing the real and the surreal, using old fairy-tale magic... Compelling, crystalline, unnervingly dystopian' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist This is Nadia. She is fiercely independent with an excellent sense of humour and a love of smoking alone on her balcony late at night. This is Saeed. He is sweet and shy and kind to strangers. He also has a balcony but he uses his for star-gazing. This is their story: a love story, but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Saeed and Nadia are falling in love, and their city is falling apart. Here is a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it. Exit West is a heartfelt and radical act of hope - a novel to restore your faith in humanity and in the power of imagination.
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10,93 € 11,50 €