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Michael Zadoorian

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Michael Zadoorian is the author of four works of fiction. His most recent novel, The Leisure Seeker was recently made into a feature film starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland which is scheduled for release by Sony Pictures Classics in March 2018.

His newest novel is Beautiful Music (Akashic). Set in 1970’s era Detroit, Beautiful Music is about one young man’s transformation through music. Danny Yzemski is a husky, pop radio–loving loner balancing a dysfunctional home life with the sudden harsh realities of freshman year at a high school marked by racial turbulence. When tragedy strikes the family, Danny’s mother becomes increasingly erratic and angry about the seismic cultural shifts unfolding in her city and the world. As she tries
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The Leisure Seeker

3.94 avg rating — 4,016 ratings — published 2009 — 33 editions
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Second Hand

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I will be at the Printers Row Literary Festival on Saturday, June 9th at 10:30am, discussing my novel Beautiful Music with Sharon Solwitz, author of Once In Lourdes. We will be discussing our Michigan inspired stories that are both fueled by the backdrop of the violent events that took place in the 1960s. Come by and check it out. It should be interesting. #PRLF18 https://printersrowlitfest.org... 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

“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

“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

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