The next selection of the FCC Book Club, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, has been hailed as a "profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive . . . story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time."
In a country 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 turn into a patchwork of checkpoints and danger, they begin 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.
Exit West follows these characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. One of the most acclaimed novels of 2017, Exit West was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, LA Times, GQ, O Magazine, Time, and People. (Synopsis adapted from goodreads.com).
FCC Member Mike Magdalenski is facilitating this group and will be hosting at his home. We'd like to make it both a literary and social evening, so we invite contributions of light refreshments and beverages as well. We'll gather at 7:00 with some social time and begin book discussion at 7:30pm.
Please contact Mike to RSVP by Sunday, February 18th at firstname.lastname@example.org