In present day Pakistan, a bearded young man engages in a one-sided discussion with an American, a stranger, conversing through the afternoon and evening at a local café. In what is essentially a monologue, Changez, the protagonist, relates his recent past and disillusion with the American dream, the journey that has brought him to this place, time and fate. A Princeton graduate, Changez looks to a future without impediment, newly hired by a prestigious valuation firm. Although … more
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