Everyone and Everything by Nadine J Cohen
About the book:
A dazzling debut full of wry wisdom by one of Australia’s most exciting emerging novelists, Everyone and Everything will make you laugh inappropriately, cry unexpectedly and reach out to those you love.
When Yael Silver’s world comes crashing down, she looks to the past for answers and finds solace in surprising places. An unconventional new friendship, a seaside safe space and an unsettling amount of dairy help her to heal, as she wrestles with her demons and some truly terrible erotic literature.
Everyone and Everything is about family, mental health and inherited trauma, told with humour and humility, perfect for fans of Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason and A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu. An intimate exploration of grief and inherited trauma, it asks what makes us who we are and what leads us onto ledges.
About the author:
Nadine J. Cohen, also known as Nadine von Cohen, is a writer and refugee advocate from Sydney. Her musings can be found all over the internet, with bylines in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, SMH, ABC, SBS, Frankie, Harper’s Bazaar and more. She is a co-founder and director at Hope for Nauru, a volunteer-run not-for-profit serving refugees and asylum seekers affected by offshore detention. Everyone and Everything is her debut novel. Nadine is represented by Stacey Testro International.
‘I couldn’t put it down. Humour, in Cohen’s hands, is a super power. She uses it so deftly to tell a story that is, by turns, devastating, life-expanding and laugh-out-loud funny. A luminous debut.’ Sarah Krasnostein
‘This novel is melancholy, funny and unpredictable just like its protagonist. A great read.’ Allee Richards (author of Small Joys of Real Life)
‘So utterly, beautifully, awkwardly human you will laugh and howl and cringe in recognition. This is a novel about facing up to the worst of life and stubbornly deciding to go ahead and love it anyway. I adored it.’ Emily Maguire
Publisher: Pantera Press
Publication date: 5 September 2023
Format: Paperback, 320p
Category: Modern & Contemporary Fiction