Aline Hallaby has it all: a career at one of Montreal's top accounting firms, a loving family, and a boyfriend who has finally proposed. She's about to fly to Cancun with her accounting classmates to celebrate passing the Uniform Final Examination. There's just one tiny problem: Ali failed the exam - something she hasn't told a soul.So rather than suffer seven days in Cancun with her drunken-yet-successful classmates, Ali grabs her best friends and flees to Varadero Beach, Cuba.Caught up in a whirlwind of rum-soaked nights and moonlit Havana strolls, this good Muslim girl gets her first, heady taste of freedom. But what will happen in Cuba? And is Ali finally ready to break out of the good-girl mould and grow into the woman she was meant to be?
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- Paperback | 400 pages
- 106.68 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 113.4g
- 01 Jul 2008
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"* "The question of how Ali should live is a provocative one, and Dajani's wit, warmth and insight shine through in turning over its nuances." - Publishers Weekly."
About Nadine Dajani
Born in Lebanon, Nadine Dajani lives in Montreal, where she wrote (and passed) her Management Accounting exams. She lived in Grand Cayman for five years, where she enjoyed island-hopping to nearby Cuba whenever the travel bug bit. "Fashionably Late" is her first novel.