Ali Smith and Mohsin Hamid (1813)

Four Wednesdays: March 7, 21, 28, April 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

$105 (10% off for members)

In this four-week course, we will read and savor the stunning artistry and generously humane visions of two of the five finalists for the 2017 Man Booker Prize: Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, a meditative and deeply imaginative tale of displacement and young lovers who navigate worlds of loss and migration; and Ali Smith’s Autumn, the first of a planned quartet of novels that alternately eulogizes and tweaks contemporary British culture in the midst of its millennial transformations.

Required Reading:
Exit West, Mohsin Hamid *paperback due out March 8!
Autumn, Ali Smith

Recommended Reading:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid
Discontent and Its Civilizations, Mohsin Hamid
How to Be Both, Ali Smith

Reading Schedule:
March 7: Exit West, to page 118
March 21: Exit West, to conclusion
March 28: Autumn, to page 128
April 4: Autumn, to conclusion

Rhonda Shary was an adjunct professor of English in New York for over ten years, teaching writing and literature courses at SUNY New Paltz, Marymount College of Fordham University, and New York Institute of Technology. A published writer and poet, her work appears in P&P’s District Lines, Volumes III and V, Water Writes: An Anthology in Honor of the Hudson River Quadricentennial, A Slant of Light: Women Writers of the Hudson River Valley, and The Shawangunk Review. After moving to D.C. in 2014, she joined the staff at Politics and Prose Bookstore, where she is now an editor for OPUS Publishing and an instructor in the literature and writing classes.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Autumn: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101969946
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Published: Anchor - October 17th, 2017

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156034029
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Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 2008

Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634031
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2016

How to be both: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307275257
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Published: Anchor - October 13th, 2015