The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

By Mohsin Hamid; Satya Bhabha (Read by)

Audiogo, Compact Disc, 9781602831773

Publication Date: April 1, 2007


At a cafe table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a suspicious and possibly armed American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting.

Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite firm that specializes in the valuation of companies ripe for acquisition. He thrives on the energy of New York. But in the wake of 9/11, he finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned. And Changez's own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and perhaps even love.

About the Author
MOHSIN HAMID's first novel, Moth Smoke, was a Betty Trask Award winner, PEN/ Hemingway Award finalist, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a bestseller in the United States and abroad, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His most recent novel is How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.Hamid'swriting has also appeared in Time, the New York Times, and other publications. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.

Satya Bhabha is a British-born American actor and director best known for his role as Matthew Patel in the film "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World". His New York credits include work with the Living Theatre, Target Margin Theatre Co., Les Freres Corbusier, and the Culture Project. Satya trained with the National Youth Theatre and has worked with a range of companies and theaters, including the National Theatre, SHUNT, the Red Room, and the Clod Ensemble. He is a Yale graduate and currently resides in New York.