Second-person narration brings home realities of poverty

May 5, 2013

Second-person narration brings home realities of poverty

by Andrew Anthony

Mohsin Hamid’s new novel comes with a ringing endorsement on its back cover from Jay McInerney, a writer one doesn’t readily associate with subcontinental fictions about escaping poverty. But McInerney can speak with authority on second-person narration, having written “Bright Lights, Big City,” one ...