In Dinner At 10:32, Mahyar A. Amouzegar offers a textured examination of the ambiguity of the most intimate human relationships. Near the end of his life, Donte’s granddaughter asks him a simple question: What are the true origins of his long love affair with his wife? From there, Donte embarks on a reminiscence of their complex love story, along with other romances, friendships, and intrigues that peppered his younger days. As Donte reveals the moments that formed him by sharing stories with his granddaughter, both are led to contemplate memories, truths, secrets, and hope.
"A literary novel about inner turmoil, tender mercies, and all-too-human wavering."—Foreword Reviews
"Full of strangeness, wit, and beauty, this is a clear-eyed look at a world where the greatest illusion is that there is no magic, where love is always an accident meant to happen." —Peter Ocko, Executive Producer, Lodge 49, Pushing Daisies, The Office
"Dinner at 10:32 is moving, surprising, and full of sharp truths about the way we reimagine and retell the stories that become our lives." –Margo Orlando Littell, Author of The Distance from Four Points
"From the first page to the last tender word, narrator Donte winks at the the reader, promises to intrigue, making me a believer of the magic in a single moment between two lovers." —Teresa Jade Leyung, Author of Love Made of Heart
“A remarkably tender story of love and commitment and the shared fictions required to sustain, and deepen, both over a lifetime." —Benedict Carey, reporter for The New York Times, author of How We Learn
Mahyar A. Amouzegar is the author of two previous novels, A Dark Sunny Afternoon and Pisgah Road. His short story “Tell Me More” appeared in the Anthology of Short Stories as part of The Reading Corner series. Mahyar has been in love with literature since he was a child in Tehran and continued this passion when he moved to San Francisco as a teenager. He has lived and worked on four different continents and currently resides in New Orleans with his wife and two daughters.