Review of Mariah K. Young’s ‘Masha’allah and Other Stories’ on East Bay Express


“The setup of the stories draws you in, but in the end it’s the characters you fall in love with and root for. Young, who started the project as an investigative story on underground labor, quickly realized that the heart of her subject lay not in the media stories — e.g., Filipino immigrant sent back home, black teenage boy sells drugs, Latino men wait at Home Depot for work — but in the families behind the stories — “the reasons people were living this life, were trying to come up in this way.”

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