July 2, 2015

The Book of Men

The year is 2050.  The city is Baghdad.  The following is my contribution to The Book of Men, an anthology of short fiction curated by Colum McCann, Esquire, and Narrative 4.  Other contributors include Khaled Hosseini, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie.  To purchase the entire volume, click here:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Men-Eighty-Writers-ebook/dp/B00DA6XLYI     It was the hottest summer on record, the streets of August usually empty for fear of the heat. But as he traveled north on Haifa, Faris saw a crowd on the bridge: a cluster of buses, the scorched faces of beggars and protesters lining the sidewalks. To his right […]