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Moth Smoke

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Contributor(s) Mohsin Hamid
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On the novel author underlines the current youth thoughts over society, he narrated each incidence seamlessly. Story tells the current scenario of social life, it portraits today's lifestyle and attitudes towards life. It clearly indicates how a human loses his life or be destroyed by the unconventional thought of modernism. This book is printed by Granta (UK), FARRAR, STRAUS and GIROUX publishing companies in USA on 2000.It is available in hardcopy and paperback. In Indian market this book is available through conventional retail system and also available through online websites.

The famous BETTY TRASK award winning novel based on common man's life over society. The plot of the story begins with Darashikoh Shezad also called Daru, worked in a bank in LAHORE, PAKISTAN. On his younger age he is very aggressive, during his college life he is often working as a boxer with very aggressive movements. He is fired from the college team due to his bad behavior .That incident made him financially disturbed, meanwhile he managed to overcome his financial crisis by doing various jobs.

He got very much frustrated about his financial status. He always refers his bitterness over economical crisis created due to his bad character over these years. He finally realizes the importance of money and wealth in a common mans life. He seemed to be surrounded with rich and wealthy friends. Among those friends he always stick around with his best friend. Daru falls for his best friend's wife, mumtaz. She also falls for him. Their affair becomes long and rock solid. Mumtaz was an idealist unlike Daru.For making easy money he turned to drug trafficking and such antisocial activities. He himself destroyed his life for love and lust.

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Mohsin Hamed a well known writer from the United Kingdom. Famous for his novels, which are so tentative towards the readers' side, offer wide verity of artistical writing skills. He is an author whose novels and other works are always related to geometrical importance and consideration. On his college days, he was motivated by the Nobel Prize winning author, Albert Camus. He considered him as his role model. Mohsin Hamid was born in Pakistan and settled in United Kingdom. His first novel was 'Moth Smoke', which is a sensational hit in INDIA and PAKISTAN. He was being nominated for numerous awards.

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Language English
Publication Date October 14, 2000
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Mohsin Hamid
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Page Count 256
ISBN 10 0140297049
ISBN 13 9780140297041
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  1. 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
     Witty, critical, relatable 19 October, 2013 On
    Moth Smoke….. A tale of a man in the city of Lahore.

    It is the story of a man Darashikoh Shehzad(Daru) who loses his job, falls in love with with his best friend's wife, tries heroin and gets himself involved in crime.

    The novel appeals to you because of many reasons.
    Firstly, the writing style is unique. The author’s character descriptions are deep. He describes each character’s thoughts and actions with remarkable wit.

    Secondly, in this novel one thing that I really like is that the author has given one chapter each to other three main characters as well. In those chapters he has penned their take on the present story, how they feel about things, basically their side of the story.

    Thirdly, in the book , he immediately connects with you and after the first page only, you are intrigued and you want to know more about Daru and his life.

    Lastly, he has acutely and critically analyzed the young men and women of Pakistan during that time.

    Moth Smoke was his debut novel. ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ and ‘How to get filthy rich in rising Asia’ are the other two under his name.
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