|Moments... a panoply of pure pleasure... a collection of stories as breathtakingly diverse as ice and fire but as perfectly blended as strawberries and cream. From the sweet innocence of a child's view of life, to the consequential dark and tragic loss of stolen first love; from the fairytale world of gods and dreams, to the brutal reality of modern terrorism; from the heartwarming dance of love, to the crushing effects of bullying; this collection is beautifully crafted to suit as wide an array of tastes as it's readers could hunger for.
Love, hate, laughter, tears, science-fiction, fables and foibles, realism and fantasy... 'Moments' is a treasury of tales brought to you by national best-selling Bahraini author Ali Al Saeed, offering hours of indulgence.
"Ali writes from inside out, forcing the reader under the skin of his characters to powerful effect."
-- Shay Youngblood, author of Soul Kiss & Black Girl in Paris
"Ali Al Saeed's stories are so well written they engage the reader’s interest from the first sentence or two right up to the end. There is such a refreshing flavour of originality in these stories. Ali is a master of his craft,"
-- Peter Tomlinson, author of Stones of Petronicus
& The Times of Kadrik.
"With this precisely observed collection of short stories, Ali Al Saeed has established himself firmly as an original force in Bahrain literature. He powerfully reflects the poignancy of daily life with a light and almost dream-like touch, while weaving the magical into his realism,"
-- George Williams, Editor-in-Chief, Gulf Daily News.
"With Moments, Ali Al Saeed sets out to explore what it is that makes us who we are with stories of love, loss, and identity. His stories span the breadth of emotion and depict the human condition with crystal clarity."
-- Cavan Terrill, publisher and author of ‘Blurred Line’