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How to get filthy rich in rising Asia: A Novel

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His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the worlds pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation - and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a mans journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over "rising Asia." In a sprawling metropolis, its nameless hero begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.
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subject_facet Asia -- Fiction, Executives -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Self-help techniques -- Fiction, Self-realization -- Fiction, Success in business -- Fiction
title_display How to get filthy rich in rising Asia
title_full How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia A Novel, How to get filthy rich in rising Asia / Mohsin Hamid
title_short How to get filthy rich in rising Asia
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Executives, Fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Self-help techniques, Self-realization, Success in business