The Lovers and the Leavers Hardcover – 3 Aug 2015

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Product Description Review "Hoque is one of the most exciting writers working both in and out of the subcontinent… Her fiction is made up of that rare mixture: searingly clean passion alloyed with the courage to take risks with form." - Ruchir Joshi "Prose interleaves poetry interleaves photography. The effect is dazzling." - Mridula Koshy "Abeer Hoque gifts her readers three distinct pleasures in this collection: the crystalline clarity of her photography the quiet elegance of her poetry and the vivid sensuality of her prose." - Salil Tripathi "In lyrical and playful prose sometimes in the cadence of bansuri melodies other times with the bounce of hard rock these stories speak of love fierce as a runaway car soft as a moan." - Mahmud Rahman author of Killing the Water and translator of Black Ice "Lush and lyrical raw and unnerving The Lovers and The Leavers is an impressive debut." - Sheba Karim author of Skunk Girl and editor of Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories 2 "Written with cool assurance the interlinked stories of this debut novel zing around our troubled and exciting globalized world." - Kaiser Haq author of Pariah and Other Poems About the Author Abeer Y. Hoque is a Bangladeshi American writer and photographer born in Nigeria. The Lovers and the Leavers is her first book of fiction. She has a book of travel photographs and poems The Long Way Home and her memoir Olive Witch is forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers India. Hoque is the recipient of a 2007 Fulbright Scholarship among several other writing fellowships. Her writing and photography have been published in Guernica Outlook Traveller India Today and The Daily Star. She has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. She lives in New York City. For more information visit olivewitch.com.

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