Mandarin Patisserie by Nancy Wdowicki
Approx. 134,280 words.
Published on November 21, 2011.
After moving to Dubai, Vivek Alvares relents and thinks that just maybe he really is trapped in an ethereal vortex that his Hindu mother cautioned would be his fate if he moved to the Middle East. Breathless with anxiety over twisted, absurd experiences, Vivek makes a series of panicked efforts to free himself from dark horrors he discovers in the otherwise glittering emirate.