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All Inclusive

Category: Book
By (author): Doctor, Farzana
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  FICTION / Magical Realism
  QUEER & TRANS / Fiction
Audience: general/trade
Awards: NOW Magazine Best Author (2015) Winner
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: October 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.67in
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From The Publisher*Now Magazine Best Author - Won, 2015 Kobo Best Book of the Year 2015 Selection - Canadian Favourites Category

A story about one all-inclusive resort, the ghost of an unknown father, and the tragedies we can't forget.

What's it like when everyone's dream vacation is your job? Ameera works at a Mexican all-inclusive resort, where every day is paradise - if "paradise" means endless paperwork, quotas to meet, and entitled tourists. But it's not all bad: Ameera's pastime of choice is the swingers' scene, and the resort is the perfect place to hook up with like-minded couples without all the hassle of having to see them again.

Despite Ameera's best efforts to keep her sideline a secret, someone is spreading scandalous rumours about her around the resort, and her job might be at stake. Meanwhile, she's being plagued by her other secret, the big unknown of her existence: the identity of her father and why he disappeared. Unbeknownst to Ameera, her father, Azeez, is looking for her, and they both must come to terms with the reason why he abandoned her.

A moving new work from award-winning author Farzana Doctor, All Inclusive blurs the lines between the real world and paradise, and life and death, and reminds us that love is neither easily lost nor found.
From The Publisher*Ameera does her best to keep her nights at a Mexican resort's swingers' scene as separate as possible from her day job at that same resort. But rumours have begun to swirl, and her job is on the line. And now her father, who abandoned her without a trace, is trying to get in touch - from the afterlife.
Review Quote*Doctor must be commended for her ability to render a disembodied "meandering whoosh" sympathetic.
Review Quote*Farzana Doctor's third novel, All Inclusive, is a rare, somewhat whimsical but vibrantly coloured toucan in a nest of Canadian starlings… All Inclusive is not your traditional Can Lit (Capital "C," capital "L") and thank god for it.
Review Quote*Ambitious, original, mysterious, sensual, All Inclusive is all that - and a terrific read to boot.
Review Quote*An ambitious, thematically voracious novel on love and the wounds we didn't know we had.
Review Quote*In the worlds that Farzana Doctor creates, ordinary people are wondrous and complicated, and all these things that divide us - countries, professions, sexualities, genders, races - are mere distractions from what truly matters. Her stories ring true enough to think our world could be that way too. One can only hope.
Biographical NoteFarzana Doctor is the author of Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement, which won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award. Farzana is one of CBC Books' Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now and the recipient of the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Grant. She co-curates the Brockton Writers Series and lives in Toronto.