How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Chapters 7 – 8 Summary & Analysis

Mohsin Hamid
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Chapter 7, Be Prepared to Use Violence – Being rich, the narrator tells you, requires not being squeamish. Being rich will require you to do things you might otherwise find difficult. This includes dealing with violence directed against you, such as when your delivery truck is destroyed in a riot. By now, your water operation is an entire factory building, with separate offices. The loss of the truck is factored into doctored books, approved of by the tax collector whom you have paid off. You are married to the daughter of your accountant. Just turning twenty, she is only half your age and looks on the marriage as a matter of business, not love. She asks that she be allowed to complete university before having children, and you agree. Your wife, however, longs for there to be romance now, but you can only think about the...

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