By Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
"Ferociously intelligent...A tragicomic picaresque whose fervid common sense and cerebral whimsy remember the paintings of Bolaño and Borges.”—The New York instances e-book Review
From an award-winning younger writer, a singular following a feisty heroine’s quest to reclaim her earlier during the energy of literature—even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love.
Zebra is the final in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. while warfare got here, her relations didn’t struggle; they took safe haven in books. Now on my own and in exile, Zebra leaves ny for Barcelona, retracing the adventure she and her father made up of Iran to the U.S. years ago.
Books are Zebra’s in basic terms companions—until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic; their time jointly fraught. Zebra overwhelms him along with her advanced literary theories, her situation with loss of life, and her obsession with heritage. He thinks she’s unhinged; she thinks he’s pedantic. Neither are flawed; neither can permit the opposite pass. They push and pull their approach around the Mediterranean, thinking about with every one flip if their love, or lust, can loose Zebra from her past.
An experience story, a love tale, and a paean to the ability of language and literature starring a heroine as quirky as Don Quixote, as introspective as Virginia Woolf, as whip-smart as Miranda July, and as lively as Frances Ha, Call Me Zebra will identify Van der Vliet Oloomi as an writer “on the verge of constructing a complete new literature stream” (Bustle).
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Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi