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The Last White Man

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The Last White Man

From the New York Times bestselling author of EXIT WEST comes 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’ 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. Reports of similar events soon 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’ 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.

The Last White Man
by Mohsin Hamid

  • Publication Date: June 13, 2023
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • ISBN-10: 059353882X
  • ISBN-13: 9780593538821