Boulder Book Club
for Writers

2 January 2019

Exit West - Mohsin Hamid

bibliomancy

stichomancy

rhapsodomancy

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1. Author / Publisher Intent

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3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

Exit West - Mohsin Hamid

  • Marketing: Migrant Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Political, Cultural Heritage
  • Genre: Magical-Realism, Present-Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 47,297
  • Print Pages: 226

  • Tense: Past
  • POV: 3rd Person Omniscient

  • Publish date: March 7, 2017
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Sold by: Penguin Group

  • Prizes: Man Booker Finalist
  • Best of 2017: New York Times Best 10 Books, San Fran Chronicle, People, Entertainment, GQ, Time, O, LA Times




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CHAPTER 3

"Nadia and Saeed were, back then, always in possession of their phones. In their phones were antennas, and these antennas sniffed out an invisible world, as if by magic, a world that was all around them, and also nowhere, transporting them to places distant and near, and to places that had never been and would never be."

“Migration is a basic condition of humanity”
- Mohsin Hamid

 

“The book is really a novel about losing things; about breakups . . . with places, with people, and eventually our own lives.”
- Mohsin Hamid

Sentiment Analysis

Arch Plot Structure

Annotated by Mohsin Hamid

Word Cloud

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  • Sentence

  • Paragraph

Boulder Bookclub for Writers thanks:
Boulder Writers Alliance Meetup
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Next Up:
Wednesday, February 6 (6-8pm)
The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer (2018)


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