Fiction. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. Short Stories. Asian American Studies. Asian Studies. A grieving mother clutching a dead bird, a jealous lover watching his house burn to the ground, a vision of God in a chicken coop. Through twelve short stories that span the private loneliness of Pakistani bedrooms to the banality of the modern American kitchen, LOVEBIRDS shows love cracking and shattering and exploding. Capturing families on the precipice of unravelling as they reckon with the unspeakable realities of any given Wednesday, Hananah Zaheer surveys the complex fringes of desire, asking What are we willing to lose for one another? Let this book set you on fire. Then revisit and rebuild. It will feel good, like practice.
Hananah Zaheer is a writer, editor, improvisor, and photographer. Her writing has appeared in places such as Kenyon Review, Best Small Fictions 2021, AGNI, Pithead Chapel, Smokelong, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, South West Review, Alaska Quarterly Review (with a Notable Story mention in Best American Short Stories 2019) and Michigan Quarterly Review, where she won the Lawrence Foundation Prize for Fiction. She serves as a fiction editor for Los Angeles Review, and as senior editor for SAAG: a dissident literary anthology, a project that seeks to make space for radical and experimental South Asian art and writing. She is the founder of the Dubai Literary Salon, an international prose- reading series.Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA