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POSTPONED: Fowzia Karimi – ABOVE US THE MILKY WAY Launch Party (Dallas)
April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for a launch event to celebrate Fowzia Karimi’s debut novel, Above Us the Milky Way.
From Rona Jaffe award-winner Fowzia Karimi, a highly anticipated illustrated debut novel about a young family forced to flee their war-ravaged homeland, leaving behind everything and everyone beloved and familiar.
Above Us the Milky Way is a story about war, immigration, and the remarkable human capacity to create beauty out of horror. As a young family attempts to reconstruct their lives in a new and peaceful country, they are daily drawn back to the first land through remembrance and longing, by news of the continued suffering and loss of loved ones, and by the war dead, who have immigrated and reside with them, haunting their days and illuminating the small joys and wonders offered them by the new land.
The novel’s structure is built around the alphabet, twenty-six pieces written in the first person that sketch a through-line of memory for the lives of the five daughters, mother, and father. Ghost stories and fairytales are woven with old family photographs and medieval-style watercolor illuminations to create an origin story of loss and remembrance.
More details to come.
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