About this event
Join Charis Books and More, Books & Books, and the Miami Book Fair in welcoming Mohsin Hamid for a virtual celebration of his new novel, The Last White Man.
This event is hosted by Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair but your purchase of a book-bundled ticket will support Charis.
About the book:
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change.
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.
Danzy Senna's first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association's Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, Senna is also the author of the memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, the story collection You Are Free, and the novels Symptomatic and New People. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist Percival Everett, and their sons.
This event will take place on zoom and you will receive a separate email no later than 5pm ET on the day of the event with your unique viewing link. The event will be available to view for ticket holders for up to ten days after the live airing.
You may choose a free view only ticket, or a book bundled ticket, which allows you to view the event and includes a copy of the book. If you choose the book bundled option, please be sure to select either local pick up if you would like to come to our store at184 S. Candler St. Decatur, GA 30030 to pick up your book or shipping if you would like your book shipped to you. The book releases on Aug. 2nd. If you choose local book pick up, please wait for us to email you to let you know you book is ready for pick up.