The Finest Supermarket in Kabul

Ele Pawelski’s thought-provoking novella, The Finest Supermarket in Kabul, bursts into the world at the perfect time. January 2011, a suicide bomb detonates in Kabul’s Finest Supermarket, an upscale convenience store. Three distinctive characters are swept up in the aftermath: Merza, a new parliamentarian plagued by ominous threats after winning his seat; Alec, an American journalist looking for a scoop on modern daily life in the ravaged capital; Elyssa, a Canadian lawyer training female magistrates while side-stepping unwanted attention from a powerful male judge. These unique perspectives intersect in the dramatic and savage attack, leaving each less certain than before.

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Ele Pawelski