The Reluctant Fundamentalist Setting

Mohsin Hamid
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The Cafe in Lahore, Pakistan

The outdoor café, situated in the old section of the city, is the setting for the present day events within the novel . Changez and the American stranger sit in the café for a cup of afternoon tea and an evening meal. All the activity at the cafe takes place primarily at the opening and close of each chapter and sets a framework for the rest of the novel. The cafe is lively and full of students and families. At dusk, the cafe expands its seating into the street once it closes down to vehicles. It finally becomes a dark and deserted place as the night draws on and the American becomes more anxious as the cafe transforms and the crowds filter away.

New York City

New York City is the primary setting for the portion of the story that takes place in the past...

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