The Reluctant Fundamentalist is more than the usual immigrant book of adaptation, struggle, and identity. Mohsin Hamid has written a gripping tale of a young man who comes to America from Pakistan just prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. 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 story is told through Changez's single voice as he speaks to a nameless and faceless American tourist. Although the narration takes place in the span of a single evening, in fact, during a single meal, Hamid manages to swing the reader on a pendulum of conflicting emotions and thoughts.
This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (73 pages) for Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist includes:
• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
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