Hosted by MWPA
Please join PRINT: A Bookstore and the MWPA as we host a virtual conversation between Farah Ali and Phuc Tran.
PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE, Farah Ali’s debut collection, features stories of togetherness and reckless faith in the face of a world that’s built to break us.
Set in Pakistan, these award-winning stories follow people living on the brink of abandonment—in their personal relationships and their place in the world.
A mother, coping with the sudden death of her son, uncovers long buried secrets in his absence.
An anguished girl grabs a chance for a life beyond the orphanage walls where she lives and discovers the price of freedom.
A young couple tries to keep their fraught relationship intact as a heat wave engulfs their city.
Ali’s characters battle loneliness and, in their fight, reveal surprising vulnerabilities and an astonishing measure of hope.