A NovelBook - 2017
From Library Staff
Two indomitable young people in an unnamed country fall in love and try to escape war via mysterious portals in this novel that’s a bit like a refugee counterpart to Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad. Suggested by Alyssa S.
Experience flight from a war-torn country through the eyes of a young couple in love in this lushly written, character-driven novel. Suggested by Marie B.
One of my favorite novels of 2017, Exit West tells the bittersweet and urgent story of two people struggling with love during a civil war. Hamid has written a powerful story, using elements of magic to make the difficulty of the subject both approachable and heartbreaking.
"In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her." A love story in a time of violence. Achingly gorgeous prose begging the reader to slow down and savor while the slowly es... Read More »