Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren @ Lauren’sPageTurners. To participate, simply choose a random book from your TBR, show it off, and link back to her blog! Please, make sure you check out Lauren’s fantastic blog!
Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope all of you are having a wonderful day 🙂
The book I chose this week is one that I’ve just added to my Goodreads TBR, but I’ve owned it for a while. I plan on teaching it next in the fall in a Multicultural Lit class that I’m guest lecturing at a different university, so this is one I’m going to be reading over the summer!
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Published April 3, 2007 by Houghton Mifflin
At a cafe table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter…
Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore.
But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.
I just got through teaching Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed 2017 novel Exit West in this semester’s Interpreting Literature class (thank God, there are only 3 weeks of class left), and I fell in love with the book and his writing style. So I cannot wait to relax this summer and enjoy The Reluctant Fundamentalist…it’s a powerful story just like Exit West, and I know it will just blow me away!