Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is the Pakistan-born author’s fourth novel and was published in 2017. In the same year it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Kirkus Prize, Medici Book Club Prize, Neustadt Prize, and the St. Francis College Literary Prize and more recently the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award; it was also selected by the New York Times as one of the best books of the year, and in 2018 has won two more literary awards in the US, The ​Inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize and the​ L.A. Times ​Book Prize in the 'fiction' category.

Hamid’s prescient novel merges elements of fantasy with realism, to examine the question of borders and boundaries and …

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Citation: Shamsie, Muneeza. "Exit West". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 January 2018 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38792, accessed 25 June 2024.]

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