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The award-winning stories in Dima Alzayats collection are luminous and tender, whether dealing with a woman performing burial rites for her brother in Ghusl, or a great-aunt struggling to explain cultural identity to her niece in Once We Were Syrians.

Alzayats stories are rich and relatable, chronicling a sense of displacement through everyday scenarios. There is the intern
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Paperback, 206 pages
Expected publication: May 29th 2020 by Two Dollar Radio
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Mallory
I love how the style of Alzayats prose changes with the subject matter of the story shes writing. In Ghusl, its haunting and poetic, as the main character performs a ritual over her brothers dead body. In Only Those Who Struggle Succeed, Alzayat strips back her prose as she details the horrendous acts of sexism that Lina has to endure during her fight up the corporate ladder. In the titular story, Alligator, Alzayat uses a mixed media style, combining historical documents and social media posts ...more
Anna
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This tweaked and complicated my understand of what a short story collection can be and do, similar to how Friday Black did the same with its forms and themes. Dima is formidable, Alligator will swallow you whole.
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The author described this book of short stories as varied, challenging and heartbreaking. I would agree. While I didnt love it, I very much enjoyed her experimentation. ...more
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