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When a Camel Breaks Your Heart - Kodi Scheer
When a Camel Breaks Your Heart
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In this haunting and fabulist tale, a young woman’s would-be fiancé, Mahir, transforms--quite literally--into a camel.Mahir--once the object of her affection and muse for her art--now embodies the vast differences between their respective backgrounds as a white American woman and a... show more
In this haunting and fabulist tale, a young woman’s would-be fiancé, Mahir, transforms--quite literally--into a camel.Mahir--once the object of her affection and muse for her art--now embodies the vast differences between their respective backgrounds as a white American woman and a first-generation American Muslim. She attempts to uncover the mystery of his transformation, sorting through their past, trying to understand the present, and coming to terms with the future--all while dealing with the practical needs of the large exotic animal nesting in her living room.Set against the backdrop of the American invasion of Iraq, the story weaves together the magical and the mundane, with a dose of wry humor and the absurd, building toward a surprising ending.This Kindle Single is part of Day One Fiction, a new short-story series by today's best new voices in fiction. Day One stories are sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always compelling and insightful.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00B3WEUSC
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Pages no: 20
Edition language: English
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I bought this book because of that wondrous title. At first I surmised it must be figurative but the blurb affirmed that it is indeed a camel that breaks this poor girl's heart without it being an update of furry companion stories. This short story is simply about a girl waking up one morning to...
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