Jerusalem Ablaze (Paperback)
Stories of Love and Other Obsessions.
Cloud Lodge Books, 9781526202536, 184pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2017
"Ortega-Medina's prose is elegant and potent throughout, with visceral passages bathed in lyricism." --Kirkus Reviews
For fans of Hanif Kureishi and Margaret Atwood, this collection of thirteen gripping and intriguing short stories are about sexuality, death, obsession, and religion. Sometimes bleak, occasionally violent, and often possessed of a dark humor, each story contains characters who are flawed individuals trying their best to make sense of their lives.
Orlando Ortega-Medina was born in California and is of Judeo-Spanish descent via Cuba. He studied English Literature at University of California, Los Angeles and has a Juris Doctor law degree.