“Gorgeously crafted, morally authoritative, The Last White Man concludes on a note of hope, a door jarred open just enough to let transcendence pour through, literature’s mission incarnate.” –O, the Oprah Magazine

From the New York Times bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change

 
One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Anders’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew.
 
In Hamid’s “lyrical and urgent” prose (O Magazine), The Last White Man invites us to envision a future – our future – that dares to reimagine who we think we are, and how we might yet be together.
Praise for Mohsin Hamid:

“Hamid’s enticing strategy is to foreground the humanity. . . . [He] exploits fiction’s capacity to elicit empathy and identification to imagine a better world.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Lyrical and urgent . . . peels away the dross of bigotry to expose the beauty of our common humanity.” O, the Oprah Magazine

“Moving, audacious, and indelibly human.” Entertainment Weekly

“Feels immediately canonical, so firm and unerring is Hamid’s understanding of our time and its most pressing questions.” —The New Yorker