9781780743967

In Between Dreams

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  • ISBN13:

    9781780743967

  • ISBN10:

    1780743963

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/20/2014
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Summary

Growing up in a sleepy town with a beautiful mother and a father who seems to adore her, it’s difficult to understand why Frances is the way she is. Strange, manipulating, and at times cruel, she is a mystery to Marienne, her bewildered mother. But, on closer inspection, hiding beyond the white picket fence and cherry-blossom tree that umbrellas their cozy life, something dark lies heavy on both Frances and her father. Following a disastrous 16th birthday party and a grandmother found dead in the bathtub, Frances is sent away to boarding school. The Academy is a place rife with teenage rivalry, secret rendezvous, and budding friendships. And it’s here — alone for the first time — that Frances is forced to confront the true nature of her life. Intertwined with Frances’ narrative is that of her father James. Between them we discover a story of a young girl entering adulthood under the smoky weight of a terrible secret, of a life stolen and rediscovered, and, above all, of a tainted love affair and the fluid, easily traversed boundary between perversity and normality.

Author Biography

Iman Verjee won the 2012 Peters Fraser & Dunlop/City University Prize for Fiction for her In Between Dreams, which she wrote while completing an MA in Creative Writing at City University, London. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

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