Influenced by personal struggles, ‘Cherophobia’ is a heartfelt literary romance taking the readers on a journey through the minds of suffering souls and the silent struggles of mental illness.
John Murray, a bright young college student burdened by his tragic past, meets his opposite, June Waters, a high-spirited indie musician who changes his beliefs about life and happiness. John’s life completely transforms when his new friend and roommate, unintentionally, leads him into meeting Isabelle, a victim of past abuse. The cavity in Isabelle’s heart gets filled as she finds herself developing an unorthodox love to a stranger she met a day before, who in turn, risks his very own life to stay with her. Soon after, the dots start coming together and each one of the characters realizes that they’re all connected to some degree.
Will John and Isabelle bring the best out in each other and conquer their pain? Or will they all be defeated and pulled back into darkness, haunted by their traumatic pasts?
Can you be happy when all your life you’ve known nothing but sadness?
Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Ismail is traditionally a middle-eastern Arab yet internationally acquainted, speaking Arabic, English and French with an aspiration to learn more, he is working hard to combat stereotypes, bigotry and to spread peace, tolerance and understanding amongst people of different beliefs, faiths, and cultures. Having been interested in writing since a very young age, taking various incomplete attempts on it. Ismail finally wrote his first complete work after returning from a life-changing trip to Canada .Praised by various award winning writers who positively commented on his writing style and ability to convey complex human emotions. Heavily influenced by global politics, art, philosophy, spirituality and psychology, Ismail is an empathetic introverted old-soul who loves to bring a smile on the faces of every one he knows yet he deeply enjoys a recharging solitude with a cup of bold tea, or an occasional coffee sometimes. Aspiring to travel the whole world, explore every culture and help everyone in need. With an addiction to art especially books and movie making, Ismail is a big dreamer whose dreams could never run low. He is currently residing in Egypt, with a hope to become a renowned author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and most importantly, a famous figure in Hollywood.