In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . . Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.
@ 湾湾🌙 What’s your answer for a utopian world? The writer’s utopia is California. @ 何三云🏳️🌈 2017 NYT十佳图书，神奇大门背后的移民问题，架构挺好 @ 人在鹭洲 We are all migrants through time. @ Coco Pops An honest balance between migration and love, but this time, it provides a different perspective on relationship and the maintenance of chemistry. "Staying in touch took a toll on them… eventually a… @ Sunny 作为移民，深有同感。离开成长的地方时候，就等于谋杀了留在成长地方的亲人。爱情故事真实而动人。 @ J. Violence and tyranny are condemned through a seemingly indifferent and calm tone. Some humors about Islamism sound more like irony though. @ Rogerina未阐明 来源于生活却高于生活 @ 冥靈_風吹酒醒 我們都是浮沉在海裡的人，根基不可見且不可知。 @ califlo I had high hopes 😕 @ 澜 想象力和现实性 加分