April 2018 Fiction & Entertainment Currency Press

Jump for Jordan Donna Abela

Jump for Jordan
Donna Abela


Digital (EPUB) | | Currency Press | Out of print | GEN
Paperback | Revised edition | Dec 2017 | Currency Press | 9781760621834 | 80pp | 210x135mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99
Paperback | Feb 2014 | Currency Press | 9781925005059 | 80pp | 210x135mm | Out of print | RFB

“It’s like SBS in there. Aunt Azza comes out of customs, and mum transforms. Ultra Arab. Instantaneous. One minute she’s cooking Frank steak and chips, next thing she’s asking me where to buy goat. Frank won’t eat goat.”

Looking deep into the heart of Sydney and beyond, Jump for Jordan unpacks the experience common to countless second-generation Australians of being caught between two cultures. Sifting through shifting layers of past and present, farce and fantasy, it’s one woman’s mad, messy excavation of her own history, and her attempt to piece together the broken bits of her identity.