Exit West

Exit West

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/03/2017
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Exit West
Magical realism for the new generation of conflicts
Nadia and Saeed are young people in an unnamed city (my feeling is that it is based on Syria or somewhere similar in the area but that feeling would probab... READ MORE
Jane E Skudder
Exit West
Set against a backdrop of war, migration, and a dramatically changing world, this is a love story unlike any I have ever read. Exit West tells of a world ... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
Exit West
Opening a door on the true reality of migration
A brilliant novel that delivers on more than being merely ‘of the moment’. It delivers a very humane story that brilliantly articulates the migrant experie... READ MORE
Nicole at Haywards Heath
Exit West
War Torn Love
Having been sent the proof, I aimed to read it without knowing anything about the story. It's a short easy read with an interesting plot device that is a f... READ MORE
Adam at Liverpool


Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 Discover the unforgettable novel picked among 2017's most anticipated books by the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Buzzfeed, New York Times and many more...Nadia and Saeed are two ordinary young people, attempting to do an extraordinary thing - to fall in love - in a world turned upside down. Theirs will be a love story but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow, of a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it.

Civil war has come to the city which Nadia and Saeed call home. Before long they will need to leave their motherland behind - when the streets are no longer useable and the unknown is safer than the known. They will join the great outpouring of people fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world...

An extraordinary story of desire and hope, travelling from the Middle East to London and beyond, this is a love story that considers what makes ordinary people flee their homes and how the world might change if borders were broken down. A ground-breaking and stunningly inventive novel from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of the Waterstones bestseller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241290088
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 379g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 25 mm

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Exit West
A thought-provoking, compassionate love story
I received a free copy of this novel from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Nadia and Saeed, a young couple living in an unidentified city packe... READ MORE
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Exit West
[Immediate impressions] It is not often that I finish a book and have no idea how to review or even rate it - I have so many conflicting thoughts about thi... READ MORE