A poor boy from an unnamed village somewhere in the Third World wants to succeed in life. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a kind of self-help book for this character in Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, a character who might be said to represent hundreds of millions of people today. Hamid himself is a literary sensation with an east-meets-west background: born in Lahore, Pakistan, childhood in California, educated at Princeton and Harvard. His previous novels, Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, have been translated into 30 languages and won numerous awards.
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