Title: The Blotted Line
Author: Mehreen Ahmed
Genre: Short Stories
Number of Pages: 192
Synopsis: Riddled with foreign words, The Blotted Line is an international book of short stories. One thematic link that weaves the narratives together is its universal issue of loss. While the stories are individually unique, the characters in each tale lose something precious; not always in the sense of material possessions, but the loss of human values such as trust, freedom, and happiness.
The Blotted Line is a collection of moving short stories that take readers on a remarkable journey to places like France, Spain, and Bangladesh. Each story explores the lives of various individual all of whom have suffered some incredible loss.
Each story is skillfully crafted in such a way as to completely absorb the reader. The characters all have a genuine flaw or struggle they are attempting to overcome, this one trait alone will appeal to many. But, the author doesn't stop there as she uses her gift as a storyteller to pull at our emotions creating a well balanced thought provoking book.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.