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Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan

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From the winner of The British Fantasy Award
From the winner of The Bram Stoker Award

* A Lahori orphanage for girls is haunted by birds and eerie visions.
* Two lovers are set adrift amidst rising floodwaters in 1960s Old Lahore
* A woman chaperoning a school trip to the ruins of a pre-Islamic city in Sind faces ancient horrors as boys go missing and the fog rolls in.

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Published February 2021
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A revelatory talent and collection.
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S.A. Chakraborty just mentioned this on her ig story and it! sounds! so! cool!! let my undying love of folklore continue
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STAR review in the January 2021 issue of Library Journal: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?revie...

Three Words That Describe This Book: dark magic, unsettling, beautiful

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Malik, a dual Pakistani and American citizen, was a name found most often on library shelves spread throughout the table of contents of Ellen Datlow’s award winning anthologies, but now readers can get seven of his stories collected into one beautiful volume, accompanied by original illustrations by Pakistani artists
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Usman T. Malik is a Pakistani vagrant camped in Florida. He reads Sufi poetry, likes long walks, and occasionally strums naats on the guitar.

His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award and been nominated for the Nebula. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Yea
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