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Author / Creator:Hamid, Mohsin, 1971- author.
Imprint:New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.
Description:1 online resource ( 231 pages)
Subject:Refugees -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
FICTION -- General.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12453273
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Awards:New York Times Best Seller List.
Other form:Print version: Hamid, Mohsin, 1971- Exit west. New York : Riverhead Books, [2017] 9780735212176
Publisher's no.:EB00673280 Recorded Books
Review by New York Times Review

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