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About the author:
Czech-American author Birgitte Rasine writes literary fiction that pulls the beauty and the pain of the human experience out into the open by their very roots. It's raw, it's resolute, and it's real. Every story Birgitte writes is born from an actual event or experience and probes the deeper, if inconvenient, truths about the human psyche and modern society.

Compared by some to Franz Kafka, James Joyce, and Edgar Allan Poe, Birgitte's work leaves you doubting whether the ground you've been walking on is really as solid as you thought.

In addition to her writing, Birgitte serves as the Chief Evolution Officer (CEO) of LUCITÀ Inc., a hybrid design and communications firm.

Birgitte holds a BA in Film Aesthetics from Stanford University, studied cinematography at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and completed a professional masters degree in international relations in Spanish at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain. She is a Founding Circle member of the Association of Women in Water, Energy and the Environment, as well as member of other professional organizations, and sits on the board of directors of the American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies, a non profit organization in New York City dedicated to supporting the leaders of tomorrow. She lives in Northern California with her family.

Verse in Arabic

Authored by Birgitte Rasine

Can a patient's silence kill the doctor?

A respected physician in Cordoba, Spain, receives a mysterious phone call-a request to attend to the ailing daughter of a wealthy but secretive family in Madrid. What seems to be a routine house call quickly turns into a disturbing labyrinth of intrigue and mystery, and a fight for the girl's life. The outcome of that battle will impact the doctor-and the journalist interviewing him-in ways neither imagined.

Set against the unstable political climate of General Franco's Spain in the 1940's and based on a bizarre real-life incident that remains unsolved to this day, "Verse in Arabic" twists medical ethics and psychosocial tyranny into a cord that pulls at your heart from both ends.

Selected as a Finalist in Press 53's 2013 Open Awards in the Novella Category.

Publication Date:
193828402X / 9781938284021
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

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