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Anat Deracine

Biography

Anat Deracine

Anat Deracine is the pseudonym of a professional wanderer, whose passports include stamps from Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Turkey. She grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she watched scud missiles fall from the sky during the Gulf War. She studied engineering and philosophy at Cornell University and political science at Oxford University. Today, she lives in San Francisco but travels to discover new cultures and perspectives.
 
Anat is the author of DRIVING BY STARLIGHT.

Anat Deracine

Books by Anat Deracine

by Anat Deracine - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Relationships, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 13+

Sixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police --- secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence --- she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world (a world where it's illegal for women to drive, where a 10-year-old boy is the natural choice as guardian of a fatherless woman), ultimately it's a story about friendship, family and freedom that transcends cultural differences.