Michael Zadoorian

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Michael Zadoorian

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Michael Zadoorian is the author of five works of fiction. His second novel, The Leisure Seeker was recently made into a feature film starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

His most recent novel is The Narcissism of Small Differences. Set in bottomed-out 2009 Detroit, it’s the story of Joe Keen and Ana Urbanek, an unmarried Gen X couple with no kids or mortgage, as Midwestern parents seem to require. Now on the cusp of forty, both work at jobs that they’re not sure they believe in anymore, yet with varying returns. Ana is successful, Joe is floundering—both caught somewhere between mainstream and alternative culture, sincerity and irony, achievement and arrested development. The Narcissism of Small Differences tells of an aging creati
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The Leisure Seeker

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Beautiful Music

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Second Hand

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Author Swap with Josh Malerman

Looking forward to doing this FB Livestream event. AUTHOR SWAP with Josh Malerman author of BIRD BOX. Josh will read from The Narcissism of Small Differences and I’ll read from his just-released and brilliantly horrifying Malorie Friday, September 25th at 7pm EST. Streaming link: https://lnkd.in/eyUUMbM Read more of this blog post »
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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

“…this is the problem with photographs. After a while, you can’t remember if you’re recalling the actual memory or the memory of the photograph.
Or perhaps the photograph is the only reason you remember that moment. (p.85)”
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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