Women would identify with Alice in Carol Marinelli’s debut novel.
Women would identify with Alice in Carol Marinelli’s debut novel. Contributed

Putting Alice Back Together review

BOOK: Putting Alice Back Together

AUTHOR: Carol Marinelli

PUBLISHER: Mira

RRP $29.99

 

"I HAVE a fantastic wardrobe, brilliant friends, and massive credit card debts…All of the usual stuff. I just don't think about it. I am too busy being normal."

Sound familiar?

Many women will identify with Alice, a hard-working 27-year-old living Melbourne, as she spends her days daydreaming about the perfect man, the perfect shoes and, as the bills pile up under her bed, burying her head in the sand.

Alice may be the life and soul of every party, in love with her best friend (pity, he's gay), but she has a secret. And there's only so much that sex, booze and retail therapy can fix until your life starts falling apart.

Spiralling out of control, locked into a routine of getting wasted and crawling into bed with whoever and whenever, Alice is close to the edge. And it will take her friends to help put her back together.

Putting Alice Back Together, Carol Marinelli's debut novel with Mira, is a journey of self-discovery and ultimately self-acceptance.

It looks at the life of a single woman living in Melbourne with a touch of Bridget Jones Diary-humour.

But it's not afraid to address confronting issues.


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