A novel about loving home and leaving home, but never escaping your roots. Or your footy colours.
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.
About the author
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. For the past 10 years, it’s been her enduring dream and passion to be a writer and to produce good work that readers will love. 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.