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The Pact We Made

(2019)
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Featured on BBC Radio 4s Open Book Featured on BBC Radio 3s Free Thinking An ELLE Magazine cultural pick Reviewed in the ObserverBeautifully written Joanna CannonFascinating full of personality GuardianBrilliant What a debut Pandora SykesHow could I explain to her that nothing in my life felt real That in a country like Kuwait, where everyone knew everything about each other, the most monumental thing to ever happen to me was buried and covered over For the sake of my reputation, my future, my sisters and cousins; the family honor sat on my little shoulders, so no-one could ever know.Dahlia has two lives. In one, she is a young woman with a good job, great friends and a busy social life. In the other, she is an unmarried daughter living at home, struggling with a burgeoning anxiety disorder and a deeply buried secret: a violent betrayal too shameful to speak of.With her thirtieth birthday fast-approaching, pressure from her mother to accept a marriage proposal begins to strain the family. As her two lives start to collide and fracture, all Dahlia can think of is escape: something that seems impossible when she cant even leave the country without her fathers consent.But what if Dahlia does have a choice What if all she needs is the courage to make itSet in contemporary Kuwait, The Pact We Made is a deeply affecting and timely debut about family, secrets and one womans search for a different life.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"So cleverly crafted, it can't be a debut. But it is." - Joanna Cannon


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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Pact We Made
Author(s): Layla AlAmmar
ISBN: 0-00-828444-X / 978-0-00-828444-2 (UK edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pact We Made
Author(s): Layla AlAmmar
ISBN: 0-00-828448-2 / 978-0-00-828448-0 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Pact We Made
Author(s): Layla AlAmmar
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Pact We Made
Author(s): Layla AlAmmar
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Pact We Made
Author(s): Layla AlAmmar
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Pact We Made: LONGLISTED FOR THE AUTHOR'S CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Author(s): Layla AlAmmar
Publisher: The Borough Press
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