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Synopsis: In Masha'allah, emerging writer Mariah K. Young brings readers deep into the varied lives of remarkable individuals at the fringes of dominant culture. Set in the lively and unpredictable landscape of East Oakland, Young's subtly crafted stories and unforgettable characters continually surprise and delight. In each of these nine tales, Young invites us into the worlds of a diverse cast of genuine, hard-working people: we take a ride with a hired driver who gets more than he bargains for with an unusual fare; we meet a day laborer whose search for work leads him to the edges of human sacrifice and hope; we join a plucky house cleaner named Chinta, who sets up impromptu beauty parlors in the houses she cleans.
Young's fiction shines not only with literary power and warmth but with eye-opening freshness and honesty that cuts straight to the heart, reflecting our unflagging allegiances to love, family, luck, and hope. We are proud to publish Young's first book, as we believe it marks the start of a long and promising career for one of California's next great writers.
About the James D. Houston Award Known as a masterful writer in both fiction and nonfiction genres, James D. Houston was also a dedicated teacher and passionate promoter of emerging authors. Friends and family have established a fund to honor his memory and further his legacy. The James D. Houston Award will support publication of books by writers who reflect Jim s humane values, his thoughtful engagement with life, and his literary exploration of California, Hawai i, and the West.
About the Author: Mariah K. Young was born in Alameda, California, and spent her childhood living in the Bay Area and in Lahaina, Hawai i. She graduated with an English degree from California State University, East Bay--she still calls it Cal State Hayward, even though no one s counting anymore--where she won the first annual RV Williams prize for fiction. In 2008, she earned her MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, andthat same year, she attended the Squaw Valley Writers workshop on fellowship. She currently teaches writing in downtown Los Angeles, and lives in Hollywood, where she is hard at work on a novel (when she s not grading essays).
Title: Masha'allah and Other Stories
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: Good
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