Mohsin Hamid | Exit West (I)

The sky over Atacama Desert in Chile.

«And you? Where would you pick? One place.»


«So we both want to go to Latin America.»

He grinned. «The Atacama Desert. The air is so dry, so clear, and there’s so few people, almost no lights. And you can lie on your back and look up and see the Milky Way. All the stars like a splash of milk in the sky. And you see them slowly move. Because the Earth is moving. And you feel like you’re lying on a giant spinning ball in space.»

– Mohsin Hamid, Exit West