A NEW BOOK OF FICTION FOR ADULT READERS


WHAT WENT MISSING AND WHAT GOT FOUND by Fatima Shaik (Xavier Review Press, ISBN 978-1-883275-25-9, $16.00, Paperback, August 2015, Fiction/​Short Stories) A love letter to the entertaining, unpredictable and flawed characters who populated New Orleans long before Hurricane Katrina, this collection of magical short stories describes the inner lives of outsiders with humor and tenderness. Set in a deep-rooted community, the book is lyrical with undertones of the blues.


Selected Works

Fiction
A collection of magical stories about the inner lives of outsiders. pre-order now.
Société
The true story of 15 free men of African descent who began a secret organization in 1836 that lasted more than 100 years -- and whose records were held until the 21st century by Shaik's father in the family closet.
Streetcar to Calcutta
Filmmaker Kavery Kaul follows Shaik as she retraces her Muslim grandfather's 19th century journey from a small village near Calcutta to the intimate community of 7th ward New Orleans.