Local Literary Events

Published on August 4th, 2022 | by TLV News


Square Books Virtual Book Launch: Moshin Hamid presents “The Last White Man” Saturday, August 6th at 6 pm CT on ZOOM

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change. 

Square Books is pleased to partner with other Independent Booksellers, Books and Books, and Miami Book Fair to present the virtual launch of Moshin Hamid‘s newest book The Last White Man · live on Zoom, Saturday, August 6th at 6 pm CT. 

This virtual event is free to attend but registration is required. Please note: Event begins at 6pm Central Time/ 7pm Eastern Time. 

About the Book 

One morning, a man wakes up to find himself transformed. Overnight, Anders’s skin has turned dark, and the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first he shares his secret only with Oona, an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar events begin to surface. Across the land, people are awakening in new incarnations, uncertain how their neighbors, friends, and family will greet them.Some see the transformations as the long-dreaded overturning of the established order that must be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss and unease wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance at a kind of rebirth–an opportunity to see ourselves, face to face, anew. 

In Mohsin Hamid’s “lyrical and urgent” prose (O Magazine), The Last White Man powerfully uplifts our capacity for empathy and the transcendence over bigotry, fear, and anger it can achieve. 

About the Author 

Mohsin Hamid is the author of five novels, including the Booker Prize finalists and New York Times bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. His essays, some collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He divides his time between Lahore, New York, and London. 

The Last White Man 
By Moshin Hamid 
Publisher: Riverhead Books 
ISBN: 9780593538814

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