Oakland - Publication Party for "Masha'allah" with Mariah K. Young
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Mariah K. Young to the store to celebrate the publication of her new novel, Masha'allah, on Sunday, October 28th at 3pm.
In Masha’allah, emerging writer Mariah K. Young brings readers deep into the varied lives of remarkable individuals at the fringes of dominant culture. Set in the lively and unpredictable landscape of East Oakland, Young's subtly crafted stories and unforgettable characters continually surprise and delight. In each of these nine tales, Young invites us into the worlds of a diverse cast of genuine, hard-working people: we take a ride with a hired driver who gets more than he bargains for with an unusual fare; we meet a day laborer whose search for work leads him to the edges of human sacrifice and hope; we join a plucky house cleaner named Chinta, who sets up impromptu beauty parlors in the houses she cleans.
Mariah K. Young was born in Alameda, California, and spent her childhood living in the Bay Area and in Lahaina, Hawaii. In 2008, she earned her MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, and attended the Squaw Valley Writers' workshop on fellowship. She currently teaches writing in downtown Los Angeles, and lives in Hollywood.