Dare the Sea: Stories


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Curbstone Press
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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.55 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

ALI HOSSEINI is an Iranian American author who writes in Persian and English. He has published two novels in English, The Lemon Grove (2012) and The Place of Stones (2017), the latter a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Prize. His short fiction has appeared in Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, and Guernica, among others. He came to the United States as a college student and worked as a farm laborer, construction worker, security guard, and later as an IT specialist. He lives in the Boston area.


"An exquisite collection in breadth and depth." --Chicago Review of Books

"[The characters in Dare the Sea] encounter dual struggles with exile from Iran as well as belonging and integrating in the US. Dare the Sea is an insightful and at times humorous exploration of the complexities of Iranian identity." --Asian Review of Books

"The stories in Dare the Sea highlight the complexity of Iranian identity, with plots challenging myopic tropes about the Middle East and the American Dream. Deftly employing moments of unexpected humor and joy in dire situations, Hosseini's fiction never leans on convenient trauma or a singular narrative of Iran or Iranians. The depth and breadth of these stories is remarkable." --Aram Mrjoian, editor of We Are All Armenian: Voices from the Diaspora
"Each of Ali Hosseini's remarkable stories creates a vivid world that is both familiar and eerily new. They dazzle with deep insights, the characters swept up in dramas that are both intensely personal and yet communal as well. I found myself laughing out loud at the abundant wit, but also caught up in the mystery and sadness that strike at the heart of the human. The stories in Dare the Sea sweep us up--they are a cause for joy and celebration." --David H. Lynn, editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review