Sahara Fleming experiences disturbing visions: reincarnation stories as a Red Isle goddess or in a 4th Century Persian orgy. Sahara dismisses these time travel fantasies as stress. She’s four months pregnant and married to Amar, an emotionally aggressive stockbroker unwilling to be a father.
When a mysterious circle of neighbors plants clues about her visions, Sahara learns they are a qaraq, a group of intertwined souls who come together lifetime after lifetime. At secretive meetings, Sahara hears tales of magic realism and realizes her stormy marriage goes back centuries.
Like a modern Scheherazade, Sahara attempts to save her marriage by sharing the past life stories with Amar. But as her karmic knowledge grows, so does Amar’s jealousy. She must abandon the qaraq or risk losing her family.
Structured as a modern Arabian Nights, Stephen Weinstock’s 1001 conjures up sometimes dark, sometimes humorous reincarnation stories. Distinctive, complex, and wildly imaginative, 1001 asks readers to consider who they really are—or have been.