The best fiction is the sort that makes us re-examine the world around us. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran are two incredibly relevant works of fiction that through different scenarios offer a balance of similar emotions amidst displacement: adoration and absolute distress. Hamid’s Exit West follows an inspired affair between a man and a woman escaping violent dangers to find a new, safe place to call home. Meanwhile, Sekaran’s Lucky Boy examines what it means to be a mother, and what maternal rights really are when a mother is detained and another woman takes responsibility of her son. Arts & Letters Live, with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, presents Hamid and Sekaran speaking on their fictional mirrors of current events 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Horchow Auditorium of the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Tickets are $14 to $25 at dma.ticketleap.com.