SEEKING DJIRA

by Linda Jaivin

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SEEKING DJIRA

by Linda Jaivin

If you insist on sticking your head in the sand, what are you going to do when the tide comes in?
A group of self-obsessed writers at a retreat in the Blue Mountains eagerly awaits the arrival of a famous Arabic poet. When the charming, attractive Nabil shows up they are thrilled - until they realise that he's not the poet they're waiting for, but an asylum seeker who has just escaped from Villawood Detention Centre. Meanwhile, the Minister for Immigration's daughter, an aspiring novelist, is about to arrive at the retreat...
"...racy, direct and wickedly funny... enormously enjoyable." Helen Thomson, The Age, August 11, 2003

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