qMr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers.q aMichiko Kakutani, The New York Times qA globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good.q aAlan Cheuse, NPR qMarvelous and moving.q aTIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boyas quest for wealth and love . . . His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the worldas pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputationaand exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a manas journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over arising Asia.a It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.aquot;Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generationa#39;s most inventive and gifted writers.aquot; aMichiko Kakutani, The New York Times aquot;A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamida#39;s] book is nearly that good.aquot; aAlan Cheuse, NPR ...
|Title||:||How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-03-05|