The Rug Bazaar: A Chapbook

Two American women. Two Turkish men.

A love duet.

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Travel to Istanbul where rugs are sold and hearts are broken.

Eat kebobs. Listen to the call to prayer. Gaze out over the lights of the Bosphorus.

Most of all, discover how the baggage of the past affects everyones’ dreams for the future.

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“A duet of stories that flies in the face of anything you’d think a love story could be. These are independent stories, yet, as a pair, they harmonize. In music, we might call this “call and response,” how one instrument follows another, and, in following, comments on the first. I’ll leave it to the reader to pick the order in which these two pieces might best be read. But, surely, read them both! Much of the beauty of ‘The Rug Bazaar‘ is to be found in the way one story complements another.–David James Poissant, judge of the Jeanne M. Leiby Chapbook Contest.