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The Tyrant's Daughter

by J.C. Carleson

The Tyrant's Daughter
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2014, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2015, 304 pages

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Rory L. Aronsky

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Fifteen-year-old Laila escapes her war-torn Middle East home to a new life in a U.S. suburb in J. C. Carleson's The Tyrant's Daughter.

It's hard enough being a teenager, with a new layer of identity forming over the one you thought you already had, and everything else that comes with that painful process. It's even tougher when you're an exile from your own Middle Eastern country, having fled when your father, the dictator of that country, was killed by your religious-extremist, top military official uncle, in a Hamlet-esque coup.

This is just what happens to 15-year-old Laila. She, her mother Yasmin, and her six-year-old brother Bastien, live twenty-five miles from Washington D.C., and are trying to fashion a normal life after living in an opulent palace, full with parties and expensive dresses and security. The Tyrant's Daughter comes from the creatively fertile mind of J.C. Carleson, a former undercover CIA officer, who knows well the turmoil in the Middle East. She was inspired to write the ...

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