April Book Club for Grown Ups

Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet––sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. As familiar streets are turned into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, the couple begins to hear whispers about doors––doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through…
“Readers will find themselves going back and savoring each paragraph several times before moving on. He’s that good.” –– NPR
Thursday, April 26  – 7:00
Wednesday April 3, 2018