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New America NYC: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Published:   October 23, 2012
Mohsin Hamid and Jay McInerney talk about Hamid’s forthcoming genre-bending novel How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Hamid discusses life in Pakistan in particular, and “rising Asia” in general; the blurry boundaries between fiction, nonfiction, and self-help; the yearnings of the spirit in an era of untempered capitalism and politicized religion; and the risks and payoffs of brevity, anonymity, and the second person.

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