SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 *A Barack Obama top ten book of 2017*
WINNER of the LA Times Prize for Fiction * WINNER of the Aspen Words Literary Prize
'Astonishing' Zadie Smith * 'Stunning' Spectator * 'Extraordinary' TLS
An extraordinary story of love and hope from the bestselling, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist
All over the world, doors are appearing.
They lead to other cities, other countries, other lives.
And in a city gripped by war, Nadia and Saeed are newly in love.
Hardly more than strangers, desperate to survive, they open a door and step through.
But the doors only go one way.
Once you leave, there is no going back.
'One of the year's most significant literary works' The New York Times
'A masterpiece' Michael Chabon
'Addictively readable and brilliantly written. Fantastic' Mail on Sunday
Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for Best Novel
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for the Neustadt Prize 2018
In an unnamed city teetering on the brink of civil war, a young couple embarks on a furtive love affair. As unrest explodes, the couple finds a door and leave behind their homeland and old lives. Wide-angled and specific in its depiction of the forces that are wracking our world, and the lives that are uprooted and reshaped in the process is an epic both completely of our time and for all time.