A NOVEL BY NAZLI GHASSEMI
Maya Bibinaz Rostampisheh-Williams has a life almost as complicated as her name. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and raised in Iran, Maya is now a thirty-something jet-setter who winds up in the flamboyant hub of the Middle East—Dubai, a city where modernity collides at top speed with the pillars of tradition. Maya and her odd circle of friends take us on a humorous journey of challenges and adventures among Dubai’s mixed-up cocktail of mercenaries masquerading as businessmen, Muslims claiming to be Zoroastrians, married men posing as bachelors and single couples acting married. Dubai’s colorful, nuanced social scene in a lip-smacking Desert Mojito.