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Something Blue

Alex Sarkis

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Ultimo Press
03 January 2024
'hysterically funny … This is the chaotic love child of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Bridget Jones's Diary.' – Glamour

Twenty-six-year-old Nicole Najim is struggling to find herself after a painful breakup, just when she thought she was going to settle down.

 

Working a dead-end job in the family car dealership and at a loose end, she picks up her camera and returns to the melting pot of Sydney’s West to rediscover her roots.

 

When she catches up with childhood friend, Danny, who makes his living in a shadowy underworld, their relationship intensifies just as the law starts to close in. Nicole must weigh her feelings against her deepest fears, all while chasing her own dreams and capturing the hidden truths around her.

Alex Sarkis writes with warmth, humour, and a spot-on eye for the characters and suburbs of the world she grew up in.

  This is a novel about loving home and leaving home, but never escaping your roots. Or your footy colours.

Praise for Something Blue

'Set in Sydney's diverse Western suburbs, this tender coming-of-age story about love, loyalty and what home means also functions as a visceral love letter to the glorious, foliage-filled melting pot of its location … I rooted for Nicole and raced straight through to the end.' – Daily Mail UK

'It’s clear Sarkis loves the place she comes from: every suburb, street, home and hair salon is written with affection for the people and culture it represents.' – The Conversation

 
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Imprint:   Ultimo Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781761153761
ISBN 10:   1761153765
Pages:   352
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alex Sarkis was born and raised in Sydney’s West to Lebanese immigrant parents. In her early twenties she began writing stories of her own. Her main source of inspiration has always been the wild and wonderful landscape of her hometown, her family’s heritage, and the pride she feels in being an Australian. Something Blue is her debut novel.

Reviews for Something Blue

‘Set in Sydney’s diverse Western suburbs, this tender coming-of-age story about love, loyalty and what home means also functions as a visceral love letter to the glorious, foliage-filled melting pot of its location… The author exposes various cultural stereotypes but then challenges and disrupts them, leaving us with a more nuanced view of the immigrant community she so evocatively describes. I rooted for Nicole and raced straight through to the end.’ * Daily Mail UK *


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