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    DescriptionMohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a bold new novel for the modern world. 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. Your anguish is the anguish of a boy whose chocolate has been thrown away, whose remote controls are out of batteries, whose scooter is busted, whose new sneakers have been stolen. This is all the more remarkable since you've never in your life seen any of these things..."Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book". (Philip Pullman). "This brilliantly structured, deeply felt book is written with the confidence and bravura of a man born to write. Hamid is at the peak of his considerable powers here, and delivers a tightly paced, preternaturally wise book about a thoroughly likable, thoroughly troubled striver in the messiest, most chaotic ring of global economy. Completely unforgettable". (Dave Eggers). "Mohsin Hamid is one of the best writers in the world, period. Only a master could have written this propulsive tale of a striver living on the knife's edge, a noir Horatio Alger story for our frenetic, violent times". (Ben Fountain). Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. His fiction has been adapted for the cinema, 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 the New Yorker. 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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    Title
    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mohsin Hamid
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 228 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241144671
    ISBN 10: 0241144671
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publication date
    06 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    Dazzling, addictive, tremendous. A writer at the height of his powers with a hell of a story to tell Guardian Beautifully conceived and exquisitely executed Sunday Times The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game Metro No story could be more of our time than this one. Conceptually brilliant and truly empathic -- Nell Freudenberger Metro An ultra-intelligent and knowing account of life in the developing world. Simply brilliant Daily Mail Isn't this the definition of great fiction, that even when it begins with a character ... who's nothing like you, by the end you are convinced that it really is about you? That's a kind of miracle Salon Even more intriguing, compelling and moving than The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A marvellous book Philip Pullman A dazzling stylistic tour de force; a love story disguised as a self help parody freighted with sly social satire. As timely and timeless a novel as I've read in years -- Jay McInerney