How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world's pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation - and exceeds it. 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." 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781624062742
1624062741
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 35 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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DPLjennyp Dec 19, 2017

Designed as a self-help book addressing "You..." it takes a bit to get into this audiobook, but it will grow on you and leave with the warm fuzzies. A solid and worthwhile listen.

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GreenDog2006
May 22, 2014

Authors usually aren't the best narrators of their books, but Hamid is definitely an exception - he does a terrific job pulling you in to this fascinating story of one man's lifetime in an unnamed Asian city and country. Filled with tons of details that told me a lot about a world I know nothing about.

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