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The Tyrant's Daughter

By J. C Carleson

THERE: In an unnamed Middle Eastern country, fifteen-year-old Laila has always lived like royalty. Her father is a dictator of sorts, though she knows him as King—just as his father was, and just as her little brother Bastien will be one day. Then everything changes: Laila's father is killed in a coup. 

HERE: As war surges, Laila flees to a life of exile in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Overnight she becomes a nobody. Even as she adjusts to a new school and new friends, she is haunted by the past. Was her father really a dictator like the American newspapers say? What was the cost of her family's privilege? 

Far from feeling guilty, her mother is determined to regain their position of power. So she's engineering a power play—conspiring with CIA operatives and rebel factions to gain a foothold to the throne. Laila can't bear to stand still as yet another international crisis takes shape around her. But how can one girl stop a conflict that spans generations?

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780449809976


Format: Book
Author: Carleson, J. C
Summary: Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.
Title: The tyrant's daughter / J.C. Carleson.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
Subject: Exiles -- Teen fiction. Immigrants -- Teen fiction. Dictators -- Teen fiction. High schools -- Teen fiction. Schools -- Teen fiction. Middle East -- Politics and government -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780449809976 (hbk.) 0449809978 (hbk.)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TF Carleson
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Bib Id: 497676

Format: Book
Author: Carleson, J. C.
Summary: Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.
Title: The tyrant's daughter / J.C. Carleson.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Exiles -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Immigrants -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Dictators -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: High schools -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Schools -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Middle East -- Politics and government -- Teen fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2013014783
ISBN: 9780449809976 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0449809978 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TF Carleson