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Abdullah was my mentor in the 2021-22 Zenith Cooperative writing program. He is a fabulously talented writer, as comfortable opining on COVID vaccines as he is on the nationalization of Dunkin' Donuts. You should definitely give his new project, How To Be Alone, a read.