Never Been is the story of a mother’s journey to rediscover her daughter. Zoe Baldwin disappears, leaving behind 72 books, three journals, a laptop, and a shopping trolley.
As Patricia sets off to find her daughter, she uncovers adversity and heartache. And feelings reach their peak when she decides to read Zoe’s dairies, depicting the year she lived in New York.
Amira Badawey was born in Charlotte, N.C. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to Cairo, Egypt. Amira always had a passion for reading and storytelling; she dreamt one day to write her own stories. After attending a writing class at NYU in 2013, Amira embarked on her own writing journey, based on capturing nuances from her surrounding environment. Drawn to stream-of-consciousness writing, Amira enjoys examining the inner reflections of characters and their struggles with acceptance, belonging, and grief.