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  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787465015
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.00

The Modern Normal




A STUNNING COMING-OF-AGE DEBUT ABOUT FAMILY DYNAMICS AND FINDING YOUR PLACE IN A SOCIETY THAT HAS TRADITIONAL EXPECTATIONS. For fans of Ayisha Malik, Candice Carty-Williams and Beth O'Leary.

When fitting in means losing who you are, how do you find yourself?

Tehran 1973

Twenty-something Neda lives in Iran. Her overbearing mother wants her to get married, but she wants to concentrate on her studies. When a near abduction makes her reevaluate her faith and recommit to Islam, Neda chooses to wear a hijab and hopes for a love match with a man who can respect her career ambitions. When Neda meets Hussein, she thinks her prayers have been answered.

London 2014

As a new graduate, Soraya is ready to enter the world and make her mark. The only problem is, she doesn’t know what she wants to do, which makes finding a job so much harder. Going back home isn’t an option because there are secrets at the heart of her family that she has kept from almost everyone in her life.

As Soraya struggles with her faith, mental health and family expectation, she decides to distract herself by having her first kiss. At twenty-one it’s about time, isn’t it? Magnus is the perfect choice because she knows she can never fall in love with him. So, it doesn’t matter that he’s the opposite of everything her parents would approve of.

Neda and Soraya attempt to find their place in a world that wants them to act a certain way. But will they overcome their challenges to find happiness, success and the love they desire . . .

  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787465015
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.00

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