Alligator and Other Stories

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Shortlisted for the 2021 S wansea University Dylan Thomas Prize

Shortlisted for a 2021 James Tait Black Award

Shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection 2021


'Sardonic, monstrous, tender' Sunday Times

'Startling . . . profound' Daily Mail

In Alligator and Other Stories , Dima Alzayat captures luminously how it feels to be 'other': as a Syrian, as an Arab, as an immigrant, as a woman. Each one of the nine stories collected here is a snapshot of those moments when unusual circumstances suddenly distinguish us from our neighbours, when our difference is thrown into relief.

Here are 'dangerous' women transgressing, missing children in 1970s New York, a family who were once Syrian but have now lost their name, and a young woman about to discover the hollowness of the American dream. At its centre lies 'Alligator': a remarkable compilation of real and invented sources, which rescues from history the story of a Syrian American couple who were murdered at the hands of the state.

Alzayat explores experiences that are startling and real, delivering an emotional punch that lingers long after reading.

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£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781529029918

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