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Michael Zadoorian

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Michael Zadoorian was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of two novels, THE LEISURE SEEKER (William Morrow) and SECOND HAND (W. W. Norton), which was an ABA Booksense 76 selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Award finalist, and the winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. His story collection THE LOST TIKI PALACES OF DETROIT (Wayne State University Press) features new work as well as short fiction that originally appeared in The Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Ararat, American Short Fiction, The North American Review and Detroit Noir. He lives with his wife in Ferndale, Michigan. His website is michaelzadoorian.com.

I will be in Traverse City from April 26th through the 29th as part of the Traverse City National Writers Series. It's a pretty amazing series started by best-selling author and Traverse City resident Doug Stanton. This series is already becoming quite popular with writers, this year alone featuring incredible authors like Richard Ford, Roy Blount, Peter Matthiessen, Jeffery Eugenides, Tom Perr... Read more of this blog post »
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The Leisure Seeker

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Second Hand

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“You spend your life so worried about what others think, when in reality, people mostly don't think. On the few occasions when they do, true, it is often something bad, but one has to at least admire the fact that they're thinking at all.”
Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker

“Why does the world have to destroy anything that doesn't fit in? We still can't figure out that this is the most important reason to love something.”
Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker

“You worry about your parents, siblings, spouses dying, yet no one prepares you for your friends dying. Every time you flip through your address book, you are reminded of it---she's gone, he's gone, they're both gone. Names and numbers and addresses scratched out. Page after page of gone, gone, gone. The sense of loss that you feel isn't just for the person. It is the death of your youth, the death of fun, of warm conversations and too many drinks, of long weekends, of shared pains and victories and jealousies, of secrets that you couldn't tell anyone else, of memories that only you two shared.”
Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker

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