At a glance:
- Author: Mohsin Hamid
- First Published: 2007
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The early twenty-first century
- Setting: Lahore, Pakistan; New York City; Valparaíso, Chile
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Twenty-first century, American Dream, Muslims, Terrorism or terrorists, Chile or Chileans, Pakistan or Pakistanis, Fundamentalism
- Locales: Asia
Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist is told from the first-person point of view in the present, as a kind of prose dramatic monologue addressed to Changez’s unnamed guest at a restaurant in the Old Anarkali district of Lahore, Pakistan. With first-person narration there is usually a problem with the reliability of the narrator, and that is the case with this novel. As is the case with Robert Browning’s dramatic monologues, which are much shorter, the speaker not only tells his own story but also gives his readers information that they must weigh and...
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