Puja Guha in Conversation with Chantelle Aimee Osman

*We are rescheduling this event for a later date. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. Thank you!*

Join us on August 2nd for a virtual event with Colorado author Puja Guha for her novel The Sirens of Memory, named one of CrimeReads Most Anticipated Novels of 2021! She will be in conversation with editor Chantelle Aimée Osman.

About the Author & Editor: Puja Guha, author of the international bestselling The Ahriman Legacy series, was born into a family of acclaimed Indian architects. Today, she works as an independent consultant on international development programs primarily in Africa and South Asia - traveling to some of the most economically-challenged countries in the world. She has lived in Kuwait, Toronto, Paris, London, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. She currently resides in the Denver area. Find her online at: pujaguha.com and on Twitter @GuhaPuja

Chantelle Aimée Osman is the editor of Agora, an imprint of Polis Books. Agora focuses on crime fiction with unique social and cultural themes. Titles from Agora’s debut list have been nominated for Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, Lefty, Macavity, and Strand Critics awards. The former editor in chief of RT Book Reviews Magazine and a freelance editor for over ten years, she is also an instructor at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative WritingAuthors at Large, and LitReactor. Chantelle is the author of the non-fiction series on writing The Quick and Dirty Guides To… and has also published numerous works of short fiction in addition to serving as editor for several anthologies. She was named a Publishers Weekly Rising Star honoree in 2020. Find her online at chantelleaimee.com and on Twitter @SuspenseSiren.

About the Book: When your past comes back to haunt you, you are forced to see who you really are.

Mariam is pregnant and fleeing an abusive marriage as the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait begins. Leaving her husband Tareq for dead, she crosses the border and is evacuated with the help of Raj, who she meets at a refugee camp and suggests she assume the identity of his dead wife so she can be issued Indian papers.

Twenty-five years later, Mariam is still living under the identity of Raj's Indian wife in the US. In an attempt to put her past to rest, she attends an event commemorating the anniversary of the invasion at the Kuwaiti embassy. Also in attendance is Tareq, miraculously still alive, who had assumed his wife was killed in the invasion decades before. Angry and obsessed, he begins planning his revenge. The confrontation that follows forces Mariam to confront her past as a victim and decide who she really is, once and for all.

Event date: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:00pm
Sirens of Memory Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951709372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Agora Books - June 29th, 2021