The Reluctant Fundamentalist
by Mohsin Hamid
In BriefThe tale of a stranger, told to the reader at a Lahore café over the course of a long summer evening. A captivating story of love – between East and West, and man and woman – and betrayal, the novel offers a unique take on recent global conflicts and what it is to be a foreigner in America.
Why you should read itAn incredibly powerful book, despite its brevity, it will leave you thinking furiously and will likely demand a re-read. A close-up view of a less familiar culture, as well as a gripping plot, make this a fantastic read. Nobody should pass over it – it is one of the most important books of our time.