On Confused Love and Other Damages (Paperback)
Chatwin is thrilled to announce Maged Zaher's first published work of fiction, On Confused Love and Other Damages, his new short novella of love, longing, confusion, getting fired... and derangement.
Sitting across from his boss, Ramy was not sure what to feel. He was always not sure what to feel, but getting fired for the first time in his life, opened up a new territory for him to be not sure what to feel about.
Ramy, half an hour earlier could have been described as:
- An immigrant.
- A poet.
- A Vice President of an average Seattle software company.
An immigrant is someone who is mired in departures. A more neutral way to express an immigrant's departures is to say "false starts." An immigrant's birth in a different country is the first of these false starts.
On Confused Love and Other Damages is the first published work of fiction by noted poet Maged Zaher. This novella follows Zaher's alter-ego, Ramy Keddis, as he is laid off from a high level tech job and fumbles through disjointed romances and conflicting ideologies. Ramy feels as torn between two cultures as he is between two lovers, somehow always caught awkwardly nowhere in between.