The Last White Man: A Virtual Evening With Mohsin Hamid And Danzy Senna

Saturday, August 6 @ 7:00 pm

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Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and independent booksellers across the U.S. present… A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH MOHSIN HAMID in conversation with Danzy Senna discussing The Last White Man: A Novel

About this event
Mohsin Hamid joins us to present his latest book The Last White Man: A Novel (Riverhead Books, $26). This virtual event will take place on Zoom.
This event is FREE and open to the public but can be bundled with a book ticket that includes (1) one copy of The Last White Man: A Novel (Riverhead Books, $26 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
Once you choose you ticket option, we will send you a Zoom registration link (24 hours BEFORE the event) that will give you access to the event via private link. See below for detailed information on tickets.

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER BY TIME, ELLE, USA TODAY, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND MORE

“Perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable work yet … an extraordinary vision of human possibility.” –Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies

“Searing, exhilarating … reimagines Kafka’s iconic The Metamorphosis for our racially charged era.” Hamilton Cain, Oprah Daily

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.

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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.

About the Moderator:
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.

Details

Date:
Saturday, August 6
Time:
7:00 pm

Venue

Livestreamed

Other

Language
English
Occurrence
All Year