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176 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9781760404383

Rights: US & CA

Allen & Unwin (Jan 2017)
Echo Publishing

Price: $15.95


How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other twentysomethings to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths.One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she's actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far beyond what she's considered. How can she know, anyway, whether one universe is ultimately better than another? And what if the continual shifting causes her to lose what is most important to her, just as she's discovering what that is, and she can never find her way back? Ida is an intelligent, diverse and entertaining novel that explores love, loss and longing, and speaks to the condition of an array of overwhelming, and often illusory, choices. Won People's Choice at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017 Shortlisted in the Aurealis Awards 2018 Longlisted for the Gold Inky Award 2017


"Evans is one of the only authors writing trans characters who can really, truly, utterly write. . . . The writing in Ida is gorgeous. It's strong and powerful. It gives the book a distinct voice, somehow both poetic and simple. I can sink into it completely and lose myself. It was the first thing I ever noticed about Evans' work, and Ida shows it off even more beautifully. . . . Evans writes *people.* Wonderful, real, natural people. . . . This is what effortless, positive rep and diversity look and feel like. . . . This book—and this author—come wholeheartedly recommended. If you're a reader, read Ida. And if you're an author, take notes." --Trans Books

Author Biography

Alison Evans writes about people who don't know what they want, relationships and Melbourne. They are co-editor of Concrete Queers, a maker of zines and a lover of bad movies. Their work has been published in various Australian and international magazines, lit journals and zines. You can find them on twitter @_budgie or their website,