Lola's Walkabout by Marisa Rita ZammitLola's Walkabout by Marisa Rita Zammit

Lola's Walkabout

byMarisa Rita Zammit

Paperback | September 1, 2016

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From the moment Lola meets Kua, she knows her world is about to be turned upside down. Lola is catapulted into Aboriginal culture and the heart of Australia, Alice Springs. The sometimes taciturn, the sometimes beautifully expressive Kua revitalises Lola, offering a way out of the isolation and the frustration that she is immersed in with her bitchy girl-pals, Paris and Jasmin. Always feeling like an outsider around Paris and Jasmin, whose antics rarely amount to more than nightclub-trotting and men-grabbing escapades, Lola is destined to find escape, and perhaps love, with Kua. 

The desert comes alive, and Aboriginal culture becomes a testing ground for all involved. But where does Kua stand? Does he truly comprehend who he is? And who will be the winner when Paris and Jasmin try everything in their powers to undermine the connection Kua has built with Lola? Will Lola stand a chance? 

Lola’s Walkabout is a novella that explores cultural diversity, deep love, sensuousness, and the meaning of fairness. Australia becomes whole at zero point, while the desert speaks, like a prophet. Getting lost in the desert leads to realisation and an alcohol-fuelled night to tragedy.

Marisa Rita Zammit was born in Melbourne Australia to Maltese and Greek Egyptian parents (and throw in Italian and Austrian, and Eastern European, too). She started writing in the late 90s and hasn't really stopped since. While starting a family, she also started her Masters in Creative Media which she completed in 2010, majoring in ...
Title:Lola's WalkaboutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.47 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Marisa ZammitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0994622104

ISBN - 13:9780994622105


Editorial Reviews

"Lola's Walkabout is a terrific and thoroughly engaging story of a young woman and her journey from an awkward and confused teenager to a moment of self-discovery and empowerment. In her late teens Lola swims in a sea of despair and hope as she faces bullying from her peers. But as the story progresses Lola learns to own both despair and hope and the awkward power of being female. It is a compelling work which deals with complex human experience in a manner that brings the black and white issue to the surface. The narrative jumps out of the pages with its sensuous descriptions of the Australian landscape, strong dialogue and characters. An honest piece of writing for any age."--Ella Filar, playwright, and drama and cabaret performer