Cairo Circles selected for Indies Introduce!
"Cairo Circles is a deft meditation on how family and class can brighten and distort life's trajectory and force us to grapple with how closely origin and desire are intertwined." —Raven Leilani, author of Luster
Doma Mahmoud has been selected by a panel of American Booksellers Association members as a new voice to look out for this Fall. Here's what booksellers are saying:
“Every so often an author is just as good at plotting as they are at developing characters. Mahmoud has crafted a beast of a novel with woven points of view, topics that matter, and enough heart to bring on the feels. I can only hope that this debut is just the beginning.”—Carrie Koepke, Skylark Bookshop
“Sheero, a lapsed Muslim in NYC, is living a hedonistic life when everything changes. He's taken in for questioning because his estranged cousin committed a terrorist act in the city. From there, the story spirals out in circles as Sheero, his friends and family, and all their lives intersect. Shifting in time and place, from New York to Cairo, these lives are explored and you see these characters grow and shift. The effects of Amir's crime become tangential as time passes, just like most things in life. I gobbled this up in two sittings.”—Audrey Huang, Belmont Books