Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi and a resident of the States, who has lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York and Chicago, Illinois. He has studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and presently teaches at New York University Abu Dhabi. Temporary People, his first book, was the inaugural winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.
By Deepak Unnikrishnan
"Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation."
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061423 • Publication: 3/14/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 224 pages • Fiction: Middle East—United Arab Emirates / Immigration / Globalism / Literary • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061447
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