Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
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Mohsin Hamid's new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Riverhead), mocks the genre of the self-help manual. It delivers a serious story about the difficulty of being a full person in a culture that prizes accumulation above all else. Set in a rapidly globalizing Asian country, the book is written entirely in the second person, narrated by an instructional voice that guides an unnamed character through business and romance.