“Ms Zia writes excellent prose with keen insight. I felt as if I was right there in the scenes, and the plot was such that, though the action was very low-key, I couldn’t wait to get back to the book to see how Sally was getting on.” – Tahlia Newland
Ramone challenges Sally to get back out there and lose her wididity, her born-again virginity, before it’s too late. Sally refuses. Why would she want to go through the dating hell her daughter Ami was going through? With added flabby bits? The chances of a stray suddenly-single Daniel Craig type passing her way were next to zero anyway. Let alone one who’d be interested in a short, mixed-up 50 year old who had not only misplaced her waistline but was still madly in love with her dead husband.
But when Sally braves a solo holiday to the traffic-free Greek isle of Hydra, 60s home of Leonard Cohen and island of choice for the affluent hippie, a chance encounter with a man of her own age awakens parts of Sally that she’d forgotten she ever possessed. If she could, she most definitely would. But would he? Is he just being friendly or is there – could there – be more to it?
“This is the first book I’ve read in a while that’s been for pleasure, rather than for review. And oh my goodness what a pleasure. I connected with the main character (Sally) in a way I haven’t done in a while.” – Harmony Kent
This is an author you must read.