*FEATURED ON NPR* Poets & Writers' BEST SUMMER DEBUT FICTION: Corona by Bushra Rehman (Paperback)
Corona: A Novel by Bushra Rehman
Publication Date: 08/01/2013
5 x 8 Perfect-Bound Paperback
Retail Price: $14.95; 154 Pages
Featuring Cover Art by Chitra Ganesh
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Razia Mirza is a Pakistani woman from Corona, Queens, who grew up in a tight Muslim community surrounding the first Sunni masjid built in New York City. When a rebellious streak leads to her ex-communication, she decides to hit the road. Corona moves between Razia’s childhood and the comedic misadventures she encounters on her journey, from a Puritan Colony in Massachusetts to New York City’s Bhangra music scene. With each story, we learn more about the past she’s escaping, a past which leads her to constantly travel in a spiral, always coming closer to but never quite arriving home.