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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid. Hamish Hamilton, €16.35. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

17th March, 2013
Mohsin Hamid: has written a surprisingly and wonderfully moving novel. Photo: Ed Kashi

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid


Mohsin Hamid's short, bitter, memorable new novel takes the form of a mordant parody of the kind of get-rich-quick instruction manuals that are, it seems, increasingly popular among ambitious young men in countries such as Hamid's native Pakistan - the "rising Asian" economies of the title.

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