Moth Smoke

Moth Smoke

Product ID: 3567

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Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 247
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143420208


An irresistibly engaging adventure and a searching portrait of contemporary young people in Pakistan.

The year is 1998, the summer of Pakistan's nuclear tests, and Sarashikoh Shezad managed to lose his job in Lahore. As the economy crumbles around him, his electricity is cut off, and the jet set parties behind high walls. Daru takes the bright step of falling for his best friend's wife and giving heroin a try. This is the story of his decline.


People don't believe in consequences anymore, says one of Mohsin Hamid's extraordinary characters. Not often does one find a first novel that has the power of imagination and skill to orchestrate personal and public themes of these consequences and achieve a chord that reverberates in one's mind. This novel does . . This writer uncovers what people want to ignore about themselves. - Nidine Gordimer

Confiding, witty, self-lacerating, arrogant and humble, and unfailing convincing. - Joyce Carol Oates