PLG Fiction Book Group

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Fiction Book Group (PLG) discusses How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia


Led by Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets on the third Wednesday of each month in Prospect Lefferts Gardens to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For February, the group discusses Mohsin Hamid’s third novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's 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. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he 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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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:30pm

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632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 4th, 2014

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