Dana K Haffar
Dana K. Haffar was born and raised in Beirut. During the Lebanese War, she obtained a BA in English Literature from the American University of Beirut and an MLitt in English Literature from Oxford University, UK. Since, she has led a peripatetic existence. She has lived in Greece, Spain, different parts of England and South Africa.
Out of a love for books and languages, she chose a career in writing and editing for various academic and commercial organisations. She has worked on coffee-table and travel books in English and French. She is co-editor of Lebanon: A History of Conflict and Consensus (IB Tauris, 1988).
Since going freelance, she has written two novels besides LEAH. BEIRUT IN SHADES OF GREY (Ameera Publishing, 2007) was described by Publishers Weekly as "a vivid portrait of a country in turmoil". Short works have appeared in Woman&Home Magazine (SA) and Travelmag.
She is currently working on another novel.
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by Dana K Haffar
On the remote island of Puerto Franco, young Leah wades into the sea and disappears. Her body is never found. Thirty years later, visual artist Mar arrives on the island with her daughter, Lemay. She anticipates a haven where she can work on her craft, away from her controlling husband.
Instead, Mar finds herself in the midst of a close-knit community haunted by a curse three-decades old.
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