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Accretion

Accretion
Author: Irfan Ali
Price: $11.99
ISBN-10: 1771315199
ISBN-13: 9781771315197
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Finalist 2021 Trillium Award for Poetry 

An extraordinary debut set in Toronto, unfurling against the backdrop of an ancient Persian love story. 

The story of Layla and Majnun, made immortal by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi in the 12th century, has been retold thousands of times, in thousands of different ways, throughout literature. Against the backdrop of this story, to the soundtrack of modern hip-hop, and amid the struggle of an immigrant family to instill an old faith under new conditions, Irfan Ali’s Accretion hurtles toward an unsustainable, “greater madness.” Majnun, one of the foundational literary characters who haunt Accretion, is also an Arabic epithet for “possessed.” In this tradition, Ali has written a book from the places where the self is no longer the self; places where, in order not to shut down forever, the debris must be cleared, and the soul must inch toward love and hope, “on memory’s dusty beams.”