Author(s): Mohsin Hamid
Shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize. At a cafe table in Lahore, a Pakistani man begins the tale that has led to his fateful meeting with an uneasy American stranger... Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. He thrives on the energy of New York, his work at an elite firm, and his budding relationship. For a time, it seems that nothing will stand in the way of his meteoric rise to success. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his relationship crumbling and his exalted status overturned. Allegiances are subsequently unearthed, proving themselves more fundamental than money, power and maybe even love. First published 2007.
Winner of The South Bank Show Awards: Literature 2008 and Anisfield-Wolf Book Award 2008. Commended for Australia-Asia Literary Award 2208. Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007 and Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Eurasia 2008 and James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Fiction 2008 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.