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

The Remingtons of India
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 191,640. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Returning to India in 1899, Katherine is swept up in the tumult of the British Empire at its zenith. The daughter of a British Indian Army officer, she must establish her own identity without bringing dishonor to her family. With her affections torn between a rich and handsome charmer and a taciturn career soldier devoted to duty, she must learn the difference between infatuation and True Love.
Berlin Danse Macabre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
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
The Jeweled Web: Stories of Delusions & Desires
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,290. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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.
Unlikely Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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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