J.P.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Here's the basic premise of this book: doorways begin opening up all over the world allowing migrants of war torn nations to flee, instantly, to anywhere else in the world. Hamid does a great job of not letting this fantastical premise interfere with his lyrical yet gritty portrayal of war ravaged places or the camps to which the civilians caught in between eventually flee. But the heart of this terrific novel is actually a love story, told with beauty, grace and more than enough heartbreak, that examines what it takes to remain in love while living in a world in the midst of constant, world-altering turmoil.