Book ‘Mirror Made of Rain’ by Naheed Phiroze Patel

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“The writing is sharp, beautiful, very evocative. The characters pop off the page and are instantly recognizable. Noomi is so achingly human and alive. I love the subtlety of Patel’s hand in the way she depicts Noomi and her world in Mirror Made of Rain. Everything feels so lush and gorgeous as the story at the heart of the novel emerges and eventually coheres to devastating effect.” ― Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life and Filthy Animals. Despite an embarrassing, alcoholic mother, Noomi Wadia is loathe to change her own hard-partying ways simply because it's what's expected in Kamalpur high society. As her peers begin to marry and her social obligations become more fraught, she finds herself under constant scrutiny at summer parties of the city’s upper crust...
Publisher: The Unnamed Press (May 17, 2022)  Pages: 245 pages  ISBN-10: 1951213602  ISBN-13: 978-1951213602  

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About the author: Naheed Phiroze Patel is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where she received fellowship awards for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, The Guardian, HuffPost,, BOMB Magazine, PEN America blog, EuropeNow Journal, Quarterly Conversation, Asymptote Journal and Sou’wester Journal. She received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2016 July/August Fiction Open, and was a 2015 general contributor in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.