I am a writer based in Kent.
It is the summer of 2006. Layla, a 19 year old music undergraduate, travels from London back to Lebanon for the summer holidays only to find that her brother has gone missing. Without a second thought, she sets off to find him in Beirut. On her way, she picks up a stray dog, falls in love with Joe, another student, and sees her country through entirely new eyes. But just as she is beginning to pick up clues about where her brother might be, the so-called "July War" breaks out and turns everything on its head.