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Review for "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid

A book review of the novel, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid,  shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker price.
Exit West:
ISBN: 0735212171 (ISBN13: 9780735212176)
No of Pages: 231. 
Exit West is the love story of Nadia and Saeed, but not the usual type, happening in a nameless country. Nadia is individualistic and brave and had moved out of her home before she met Saeed. Saeed is homely and lives with his parents. Both are from conservative family set up. They meet at Nadia's flat, where one day she initiates sex, but Saeed discourages her. He believes in having sex only after marriage, his parents had fallen in love but had sex only after they got married. Tradition beckons him.