Iman Verjee publishes her debut novel – In Between Dreams

Iman Verjee publishes her debut novel - In Between Dreams

Growing up in a sleepy town with parents who seem 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 cosy life, something dark lies heavy on both Frances and her father.

Following a disastrous sixteenth 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 about a young girl entering adulthood under the smoky weight of a terrible secret; of a life stolen and rediscovered and above all, the tale of a tainted love affair and the fluid, easily traversed boundary between perversity and normality.

Iman Verjee publishes her debut novel - In Between DreamsAuthor: Iman Verjee grew up in Kenya, studied and fell in love with Canada, then moved to London to pursue a MA in Creative Writing at City University. It was during her time there that she completed her first novel, In Between Dreams, a story about a taboo love affair and its inescapable consequences

Iman is the winner of the 2012 Peters Fraser &Dunlop/City University Prize for Fiction for her novel In Between Dreams which will be published by Oneworld Publications in 2014.


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. I wish her all the best.Those are lucky once who can able to present their creation to somebody…In third world country like us creater dies because he cannot leave to produce his creation for bad and butter


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