Here We Are Now
The acclaimed author of My Heart and Other Black Holes (2016) has penned an intense family drama about the power of parental love, secrets, and new beginnings. Taliah Abdallat, 16, has never met her father and her secretive mother refuses to say a word about him. But when Tal finds a shoebox full of old letters from Julian Oliver the rock star, she begins to piece the story together. She writes to him, but after three years and no response, Tal has given up hope. Then one day, while her mother is out of town, Julian unexpectedly appears. He asks Tal to go with him to meet her family and to say good-bye to her dying grandfather. Over an intense few days, she begins to untangle her parents’ secret past and discovers a part of herself she never recognized before.