The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid
The book is narrated from the perspective of Changez, a Pakistani man. While he originally sought acceptance in American society and in his job working at a financial firm, he eventually comes to realize America's hypocrisies as a dominant country. After the events of the September 11 attacks as well as the increasing hostility towards Muslims and fear of terrorism in the country, he rejects America and its ideals and embraces his Pakistani identity and eventually returns to his home country. Furthermore, throughout the novel, ideas of fear and fundamentalism is interwoven in the story. Based on his appearance, Changez is subject to being seen as a terrorist. With the novel's ending, readers are left to use their assumptions to decide whether Changez is ultimately innocent or a fundamentalist.