Talaiya Safdar has been a storyteller since she was a little girl, when she would curl up with her baby sister and swoop her off to lands with singing lollipops and rainbow skies. She spent most of her childhood reading, writing and daydreaming. She studied screenwriting and poetry and went on to study law. After practising law for almost seven years Talaiya returned to writing full time. She has consulted on dozens of screenplays and written over fifteen. She has also written, produced and directed several web series. Pangea is her first novel. Talaiya lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her husband and her three children.
After the catastrophic World War III that nearly destroys the human race, the future is now Pangea, run according to The Principles: 'We will survive as one world, one country, one race.' True harmony can only exist if everyone genuinely believes in the Pangean way. So, anyone who holds deviant beliefs is 'washed' of their memories and implanted with a more Pangean disposition.
Seventeen-year-old Suni is about to begin the perfect Pangean life when her wash is reversed, returning her memories, and she discovers everything she has known about herself is fake. Unable to live that lie, she joins a ragtag group of rebels. On the run, she must come to terms with the man she loved and what he has become, as she struggles to find out who she really is.