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Vera and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 154626017X

ISBN-13: 9781546260172

Edition: N/A

Authors: Zaher Alajlani

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"Zaher Alajlani is a compelling, new voice in the short-story realm. A devotee of realism, Alajlani reminds readers at almost every turn that the genre is not dead, nor is it the least bit dated. Alajlani takes his inspiration from such muses as Somerset Maugham, Italo Calvino and Saki- among other, great short-story icons of the 20th century. Though he is Syrian by birth, Alajlani's tales deftly conjure-up the ambiance of Athens and Moscow in a powerfully-appealing, ever-natural tapestry. He is especially capable of depicting "underdog" characters--those largely barren souls clawing desperately to survive fetid urban jungles or squalid psychiatric asylums- with a beauteous compassion. The…    
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List price: $3.99
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 10/13/2018