Javaid Qazi

Biography

Javaid Qazi has been writing fiction for over four decades. His collection, Unlikely Stories, was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. His stories have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Chelsea, Toronto South Asian Review, Kansas Quarterly and Sequoia. He has also translated and published the stories of well-known Urdu authors such as Intezar Hussain, Nayyar Masood and Ahmed Hamesh. He was born near Lahore in 1947. In 1968 he went to the United States to study English literature. Over the last forty years, he has taught English literature in various universities in the U.S., at Manas University in Bishkek, Kyrghyz Republic and at Girne American University in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. He has also worked as a technical writer in the computer industry. He lives in San Jose, California with his wife.

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Books

Berlin Danse Macabre
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ah! Berlin... Berlin. City of love and pain. City of discord. City of hate. City of memories... Fritz said to Albert: something bad is about to happen. Fritz said: I have seen the signs—clouds shaped like swastikas at sundown and at night, floating above the canal like tattered wisps of grey brume, the ghosts of Karl Liebkneckt and Rosa Luxemburg. From the collection UNLIKELY STORIES
Cali's Metamorphosis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Art and romantic love blur together. Cali, a young American woman visits Florence, Italy, where art and love and the great myths that underlie both come together. She finds that accepting love means accepting some fundamental changes in the way she views life.
President Sahib's Blue Period
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
It's politics in an absurd third world, it's absurd politics from the first world. It's rollicking good times and chaos with nepotism and the dreaded Civil Sanitation Police (CSP) in Pakypoor on the loose. Batten down the doldrums and wait for the ride.
Slouching Towards San Hozay
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Chaos ensues in San Hozay. The guerillas have turned to mercenary userers and real estate agents in their attempts to overthrow us. Winds from the Bay, heading south towards the NO-MAN'S-LAND of Gilroy and Morgan Hill waft their odor over our bunkers. The smell makes our wives restive. They go into frenzies. The Guerillas are cunning. They know our weaknesses.
The Jeweled Web: Stories of Delusions & Desires
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This collection of 18 short stories looks at the sad and unhappy, ironic, and sometimes insane relationships we have with lovers, friends, coworkers and even ourselves. Qazi shows our multicultural universe as he sees it in styles ranging from gritty realism to absurdist. He explores our foibles and strengths, our successes and failures, and the insecure core hiding in all of them.
The King of Patio World
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Kermool Berbarrian is the self-appointed king of patio furniture. He brashly converted a gas station into a thriving business and now has everything he needs -- except for Miss Esmeralda Potts. Although he doesn't know it yet, she is about to turn his life upside down. A short story from the collection Unlikely Stories: Fatal Fantasies and Delusions
Unlikely Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Here are eleven short stories, each an adventure, a new experience, a new beginning, another attempt to pin down the complex realities that surround us, befuddle us, overwhelm us, confuse us, distress us. They take place in locales ranging from Lahore, Pakistan to Silicon Valley and talk of life and lust, of success and failure and show a kaleidoscopic variety of responses to all of those.

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