Call Me Zebra

February 6, 2018|
Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

“Hearken ye fellow misfits, migrants, outcasts, squint-eyed bibliophiles, library-haunters and book stall-stalkers: Here is a novel for you.”
Wall Street Journal

“A tragicomic picaresque whose fervid logic and cerebral whimsy recall the work of Bolaño and Borges.”New York Times Book Review

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * APublishers Weekly Bestseller

Named a Best Book by: Entertainment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, Boston Globe,Fodor's,Fast Company,Refinery29,Nylon, Los Angeles Review of Books,Book Riot, The Millions, Electric Literature, Bitch,Hello Giggles,Literary Hub, Shondaland, Bustle,Brit & Co.,Vol. 1 Brooklyn,Read It Forward,Entropy Magazine,Chicago Review of Books, iBooks andPublishers Weekly

From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine’s quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature—even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love.
Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago.
Books are Zebra’s only companions—until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic; their time together fraught. Zebra overwhelms him with her complex literary theories, her concern with death, and her obsession with history. He thinks she’s unhinged; she thinks he’s pedantic. Neither are wrong; neither can let the other go. They push and pull their way across the Mediterranean, wondering with each turn if their love, or lust, can free Zebra from her past.
An adventure tale, a love story, and a paean to the power 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 spirited as Frances Ha,Call Me Zebra will establish Van der Vliet Oloomi as an author “on the verge of developing a whole new literature movement” (Bustle).
AZAREEN VAN DER VLIET OLOOMI is the author of two books. She was a 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell fellowship, and a Fulbright fellowship. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review,Guernica, and other places.  
Title:Call Me Zebra
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.02 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.02 in
Published:February 6, 2018
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780544944602

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