One Minute to Midnight
2017 Longlist

One Minute to Midnight

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

The fortuitous events of meeting her future husband, and eventually, becoming a young mother herself, has unexpectedly shed some light on Sasha’s mixed and confused emotional well-being – she knows it has something to do with her past. A grainy truth that nearly costs her life. But she is determined to put it behind her and move on, until the unexpected happens.

Her son is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and suddenly, Sasha is whirled back to where she started; to the memories she’d rather forget. Bombarded with the excruciating, long list of unmatched donors, and the inevitability that her only child has little time left, she is forced to track her way back to the family she no longer wishes to be associated with.

Growing up as a shadow child, can Sasha fit the pieces of jigsaw back together and will she be able to make amend with the woman of her past? Can she do it in time, before everything becomes too late?

One Minute to Midnight is a piercing, heart-breaking portrayal of how one sinful mistake between two persons would lead to a life-threatening situation of a third.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Diyar
Harraz

Diyar Harraz was born in Cairo, and had grown up in many countries before returning home after almost 14 years. She used to live in the sunny Cape Town, the sandy Egypt, and the hilly part of the UK.

Her debut novel, After the Storm was shortlisted for the Popular’s Readers Choice Award in 2015. Her second novel, One Minute to Midnight was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017.

When she isn’t slaving away on a new book, she spends her time visiting places, reading good books, baking and blogging.

Diyar Harraz was born in Cairo, and had grown up in many countries before returning home after almost 14 years. She used to live in the sunny Cape Town, the sandy Egypt, and the hilly part of the UK.

Her debut novel, After the Storm was shortlisted for the Popular’s Readers Choice Award in 2015. Her second novel, One Minute to Midnight was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017.

When she isn’t slaving away on a new book, she spends her time visiting places, reading good books, baking and blogging.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2015
Author
Publisher
Jemari Seni, Malaysia

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