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Mehreen Ahmed

To the lead up to emotional maturity, and spanning over three generations, Incandescence is a book about a fallen aristocratic family set in 1970, Bangladesh. In a nuanced tale of love and betrayal, the protagonist is on an introspective journey of the self, space, and time. Mila Chowdhury, growing up in this somewhat odd and dysfunctional family, discovers life's intrinsic value. That there is a huge gap between what is and what should be. How does one overcome such limitations and shortcomings? Paradoxically, the answer lay right here, within her own odd family.

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Original. Insightful. Brilliant.



Multiple contests winner for short fiction, Mehreen Ahmed is an Australian novelist born in Bangladesh. She has received the Drunken Druid’s Editor’s Choice for her book, The Pacifist. She has also received nominations for James Tait, botN, and Pushcart. She is widely and internationally published. Her full bio is available on Goodreads and Amazon.

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