And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream - and a Western woman - and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens
Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamids masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of todays globalised, fractured world
Do not be frightened by my beard
Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance Ah, I see I have alarmed you
For he is more worldy than you might expect better travelled and better educated
He knows the West better than you do
I am a lover of America..
Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out
Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer...
So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles
Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear..