Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid: The Complete Package for Readers and Leaders

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is more than the usual immigrant book of adaptation, struggle, and identity. It is the gripping tale of a young man who comes to America from Pakistan just prior to 9/11. The protagonist, Changez, is a Harvard-educated businessman who works for a high-profile company that assesses the economic value of other companies. Changez is very successful in his chosen career, but then September 11 happens and everything changes. The setting is Lahore, Pakistan, and the tale is told by Changez,...

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Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid: The Complete Package for Readers and Leaders

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Overview

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is more than the usual immigrant book of adaptation, struggle, and identity. It is the gripping tale of a young man who comes to America from Pakistan just prior to 9/11. The protagonist, Changez, is a Harvard-educated businessman who works for a high-profile company that assesses the economic value of other companies. Changez is very successful in his chosen career, but then September 11 happens and everything changes. The setting is Lahore, Pakistan, and the tale is told by Changez, as he speaks to a nameless and faceless American tourist. The narration takes place in the span of a single evening, in fact, during a single meal, and Hamid manages to swing the reader on a pendulum of conflicting emotions and thoughts. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide also includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781897082546
  • Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Pages: 74
  • Sales rank: 1,243,354
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Marilyn Herbert, the creator of Bookclub-in-a-Box, located in Toronto, Canada, is an international speaker and writer. As a former teacher and school librarian, she adapts her education skills to the effective and thought-provoking consideration of literary fiction and film. Bookclub-in-a-Box has over sixty published guides for contemporary novels. The company was established in 2002 and has an international customer base and subscriber list. Our discussion guides offer an interactive, yet educational, platform for interpreting and enjoying modern fiction. They are ideal for use by book club members, teachers, students and all readers.

Adina Herbert is a part-time writer and full-time social worker in Toronto, Canada.

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