Lebanese DIshwasher by Sonia Saikaley
Amir Radi leaves Lebanon for Canada, and a new beginning. When he finds that his new home involves the same dishwashing job he left behind with his old life in Beirut, he can't help but feel jaded, that is until he meets Rami. His new acquaintance make him feel welcome and hopeful that his new life will be as promising as he hoped it would be. A beautiful exploration of one man's struggle with his past while learning how to navigate his future.
Co-winner of the Ken Klonsky novella contest, 2012