At a cafe table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a suspicious, and possibly armed, American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting. Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite investment firm. He thrives on the energy of New York. But in the wake of September 11, he finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned.
Through a brilliant array of voices and perspectives, author Mohsin Hamid tells the story of one love-struck Daru Shezad who, when fired from his banking job, instantly removes himself from the ranks of Pakistan's cell-phone-toting elite and plunges into a life of drugs and crime. But when a heist goes awry, Daru finds himself on trial for a murder he may or may not have committed.
"Young and Rich in Lahore"
Every year at Christmas time, Satya Bhabha's family makes a reverse exodus to India to visit family. One year, on the eve of puberty, Satya learns what it means to be an adult, in the most hilariously awkward way possible. Hear all about it in this side-splitting story performed for RISK! at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, California.