How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published
Penguin Publishing Group 2013
Status
Checked Out
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date
03/05/2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781101603789
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Hamid, M. (2013). How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hamid, Mohsin. 2013. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hamid, Mohsin, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hamid, Mohsin. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group, 2013. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailableShared?
Shared Digital Collection10No
Staff View
Go To Grouped Work

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID50b6915c-c6a5-6985-6118-a8b0901866a1
Full titlehow to get filthy rich in rising asia
Authorhamid mohsin
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2020-04-07 00:34:33AM
Last Indexed2020-04-07 00:36:14AM

Book Cover Information

Image Sourceoverdrive
First LoadedMar 5, 2020
Last UsedApr 4, 2020
Date Added:
Dec 26, 2019 16:52:12
Date Updated:
Apr 07, 2020 00:36:14
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 07, 2020 00:36:13
Last Metadata Change:
Apr 07, 2020 00:36:13
Last Availability Check:
Apr 06, 2020 21:08:21
Last Availability Change:
Apr 06, 2020 21:08:21

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: HowtoGetFilthyRichinRisingAsia9781101603789
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 486373
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101603789
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 03/05/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/how-to-get-3f073c?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: HowtoGetFilthyRichinRisingAsia9781101603789
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B008ON449S
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 03/05/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/how-to-get-3f073c?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: HowtoGetFilthyRichinRisingAsia9781101603789
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101603789
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 03/05/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/how-to-get-3f073c?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Education
      • value: family
      • value: Political
      • value: rural life
      • value: politics
      • value: literary fiction
      • value: Security
      • value: childhood
      • value: City Life
      • value: romance
      • value: Urban Life
      • value: Business
      • value: money
      • value: bureaucracy
      • value: contemporary fiction
      • value: sex
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Slums
      • value: novels
      • value: class
      • value: marriage
      • value: love
      • value: Coming of age
      • value: Death
      • value: love story
      • value: satire
      • value: Fatherhood
      • value: Geopolitics
      • value: entrepreneur
      • value: Divorce
      • value: Wealth
      • value: illness
      • value: Election
      • value: bildungsroman
      • value: Poverty
      • value: Hepatitis
      • value: Pakistan
      • value: corruption
      • value: Technology
      • value: fiction books
      • value: Village life
      • value: book club recommendations
      • value: political books
      • value: bottled water
      • value: top books
      • value: book club books
      • value: books fiction
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Hamid, Mohsin
      • name: Mohsin Hamid
imprint
Riverhead Books
publishDate
2013-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
fullDescription
"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR
"Marvelous and moving." –TIME Magazine
From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy's quest for wealth and love

His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world's pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over "rising Asia." It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        December 3, 2012
        Ambition rules in this playful third novel from PEN/Hemingway Award finalist Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist). The novel follows the unnamed narrator’s journey from his village childhood to becoming a corporate superstar in the big city. The novel is told in the second person, the narrator ushering us through a life in an unidentified developing Asian country while elucidating the many conditions that must be met to become filthy rich. The hero seems to be on the right track; still, he must navigate the usual obstacles in life that could hinder the way to his final goal: family illness, bad luck, and most dangerously, love. The protagonist is merely a teenager when he meets his ideal woman, but this pretty girl’s life has a similar arc as the hero’s. Though readers may find it frustrating that they never overlap for long, the intermittent intersections provide them an anchor to the lives they left in desperation. The book takes its formal cues from the self-help genre, but the adopting of that form’s unceasing optimism also nullifies any sense of depth or struggle. Fortunately, Hamid offers a subtle and rich look at the social realities of developing countries, including corruption, poverty, and how economic development affects daily life from top to bottom. Agent: Jay Mandel, William Morris Endeavor.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        Starred review from May 1, 2013
        An extravagantly good alternate-universe Horatio Alger story for the teeming billions, affirming all that's right--and wrong--with economic globalization. "The whites of your eyes are yellow," writes Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007, etc.), "a consequence of spiking bilirubin levels in your blood. The virus affecting you is called hepatitis E. Its typical mode of transmission is fecal-oral. Yum." The "you" in question is the unnamed protagonist, addressed throughout, unusually, in the second person through the fictive frame of a self-help book that is fairly drenched in irony. But, like Hamid's debut novel, Moth Smoke (2000), there's more than a little of the picaresque in this bildungsroman. As our anonymous hero comes of age and goes well beyond majority, he confronts the challenges not only of chasing out the hep E virus, but also of finding love, work and satisfaction in life--the stuff of everyday life everywhere. The younger subject's family lives in an overcrowded, urban slum in some unnamed South Asian nation--perhaps, to judge by a few internal clues, the author's native Pakistan, though he is careful not to specify--where his father's small salary as a cook ("he is not a man obsessed with the freshness or quality of his ingredients") is at least enough to fend off the starvation so many of their neighbors endure. The family, like many of the people our hero will meet, is displaced from the countryside, having followed an early lesson of the vade mecum: "Moving to the city is the first step to getting filthy rich in rising Asia." Indeed, he attains material success, but he's always just out of reach of the true love of his life--and if anything else, this exceptionally well-written novel is not about the Hobbesian grasping and clawing of first impression, but about the enduring power of family, love and dreams. Another great success for Hamid and another illustration of how richly the colonial margins are feeding the core of literature in English.

        COPYRIGHT(2013) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        October 1, 2012

        The title could come from one of those get-rich-quick books, and in fact Hamid imaginatively uses that genre's format to shape his narrative. But this is very much a novel, by the author of the Betty Trask Award-winning Moth Smoke and the best-selling, Man Booker-short-listed The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Here, the nameless protagonist goes from rags to riches as he builds a corporate empire based on that increasingly scarce commodity, water. He also crosses paths repeatedly and passionately with a pretty young woman on the rise. Hamid always manages to nail the realities of the culturally seismic post-9/11 world.

        Copyright 2012 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

popularity
533
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BbQAAAA2i/products/3f073c25-5160-4fab-92dd-520cf702e2b9/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
3f073c25-5160-4fab-92dd-520cf702e2b9
starRating
3.8
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{3F073C25-5160-4FAB-92DD-520CF702E2B9}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1523-1/{3F073C25-5160-4FAB-92DD-520CF702E2B9}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1523-1/3F0/73C/25/{3F073C25-5160-4FAB-92DD-520CF702E2B9}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1523-1/3F0/73C/25/{3F073C25-5160-4FAB-92DD-520CF702E2B9}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDateText
03/05/2013
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR

"Extraordinarily clever." –Ron Charles, The Washington Post

From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy's quest for wealth and love . . .

His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world's pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over "rising Asia." It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling...

sortTitle
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia A Novel
crossRefId
1003895
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Penguin Publishing Group