shahrazad “is not just out to save her skin,” Mary Gaitskill writes in the introduction.
Then shahrazad entered, she and her sister Dunyazad, and they cleansed their heads and clipped their hair.
Shahryar finds a model consort in shahrazad, Ahasuerus in Esther.
It was here at the cliff side that shahrazad snow told me another story.
And shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased to say her permitted say.
Where the dust of shahrazad is kept tradition does not tell us.
He replied, "Ask, O shahrazad, and it shall be granted to thee."
And shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.