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Suman Mallick's debut novel The Black-Marketer's Daughter was a finalist for the Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize, and praised by the jury as a “complicated and compelling story” of our times.
It is now available from Atmosphere Press.​

Suman is the Assistant Managing Editor of Under the Gum Tree, a quarterly literary magazine. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Portland State University, where he also taught in the English and Creative Writing departments.

Suman makes his home in Texas with his beloved daughter and dog.
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The Black-Marketer's Daughter

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I started this book, kept reading it until the end, and kept thinking: Memento (the movie); and I mean that in the best possible way. Bazar's prowess as a playwright is in dazzling display in his debut novel. Vivid, dark imagery abounds in this work ...more
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The voice is at times lyrical, at times jagged, but always distinctive and in touch with not only the lands that it inhabits, but also their spirits. The longer pieces are tragicomic, while the shorter ones like Farm Family Affairs and From Paris Gre ...more
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"I love the story of the "other" in society with his/her quest in attaining self-determination.
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"This 151 page story was easy to read in one day, but lingers for days after as a complicated tale that has the potential to be read in so many different ways depending on the reader. Nothing is simple, certainly not marriage, and certainly not the ov" Read more of this review »
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Death, Desire, and Other Destinations by Tara Isabel Zambrano
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This collection was my “getaway” drug for the week prior to election. Again and again, Zambrano’s stories reminded me of Lydia Davis, Joy Williams, Diane Williams. Her prose is precise and polished, her characters mesmerizing. Scooped-Out Chest and S ...more
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