Avid Bookshop, in partnership with host Books & Books/Miami Book Fair, presents an evening online with author Mohsin Hamid (in conversation with Danzy Senna) celebrating The Last White Man. This Zoom author talk takes place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 7pm ET. This virtual event is produced by Books & Books (Fla.), an independent bookstore near and dear to our hearts. We thank them for inviting us to be partners on this virtual author event.
HOW TO ATTEND:
There are 2 ways to get access to this virtual event:
- register your name and email address in the form below or
- purchase a copy of The Last White Man from the Avid Bookshop website (click here or just scroll down!). We ship nationwide and appreciate business from neighbors as well as faraway friends.
Important note for those who prefer to order at the bookshop or via phone (706-850-2843): You must provide your email address so that we can send you login information one hour before the event.
Anyone who has purchased The Last White Man from Avid (& provided their email address!) will receive a Zoom link via email on August 6th at 6pm ET, one hour before the event begins at 7pm ET. (Don't see the email? Check your spam folder!) Please register for a free ticket or order your copy of The Last White Man as early as possible, as book sales will be cut off 2 hours before the livestream begins. This means you must buy your book from Avid or AvidBookshop.com by 5pm ET on the day of the event (August 6th, 2022).
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Exit West comes a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change.
One morning, a man wakes up to find himself transformed. Overnight, Anders’s skin has turned dark, and the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first he shares his secret only with Oona, an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar events begin to surface. Across the land, people are awakening in new incarnations, uncertain how their neighbors, friends, and family will greet them.Some see the transformations as the long-dreaded overturning of the established order that must be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss and unease wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance at a kind of rebirth--an opportunity to see ourselves, face to face, anew.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mohsin Hamid is the author of five novels, including the Booker Prize finalists and New York Times bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. His essays, some collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.
ABOUT THE IN-CONVERSATION PARTNER:
Danzy Senna's first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association's Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, Senna is also the author of the memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, the story collection You Are Free, and the novels Symptomatic and New People. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist Percival Everett, and their sons.