Mirror Made of Rain


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$26.00  $24.18
Unnamed Press
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5.51 X 8.58 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Naheed Phiroze Patel is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New England Review, The Guardian, HuffPost, Scroll.in, BOMB Magazine, Public Books, PEN America, The Rumpus, EuropeNow Journal, Asymptote Journal and elsewhere.


"Mirror Made of Rain is luminous - a blistering and unflinching commentary on family, love, pain, addiction and destruction. We are lucky to have Naheed Phiroze Patel writing." --Diksha Basu, author of The Windfall and Destination Wedding
"Naheed Phiroze Patel's sharp, glittering prose powerfully reveals the raw underbelly of a damaged family in this terrific debut." --Mahesh Rao, author of Polite Society and The Smoke is Rising
"Here's what I wasn't expecting when I sat down to read Mirror Made of Rain: I wasn't expecting it to be so damn funny. The writing is smart, playful, broad in its frame of reference, political without being pedantic. The parties are horrifying and endlessly fascinating. Patel is an incredibly talented writer." --Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling
"A piercing, glittering reflection on familial trauma and addiction, Patel's writing is sharp as the shards of a smashed mirror." --Doireann Ní Ghríofa, author of A Ghost in the Throat
"Mirror Made of Rain is full of vibrant observational details and humor. The cast of main characters Patel has pulled together is maddeningly true to life." --Elissa Schappell, author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls
"A moving, multifaceted portrait of a modern young woman whose 21st century mores can't quite protect her from the gravitational force of traditional expectations, which arrive like a sort of slow-motion car crash you can't stop watching. I fell in love with Noomi and rooted for her all the way through." --Susan Bernofsky, Guggenheim Fellow, author of Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser
"Naheed Phiroze Patel paints a delicate and ironic portrait of small town India as seen through the rueful and self-ironizing eyes of a young Parsi who will not make a grab for the brass ring." --Jerry Pinto, author of Em and the Big Hoom, winner of the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction