Everyone but Fajza starts off with conflicting media reports in Toronto about a serious incident involving Fajza. The major characters narrate their relation with Fajza and offer their construction of events. The novel provides a multi-layered story that involves two immigrant families. Tensions between traditional and progressive beliefs, together with the complexities of life within a multicultural context are at the heart of this novel. Will Fajza survive the incident and ensuing family struggles?
The novel elicits the implied questions: If all of the characters admit that they are guilty, then who is really at fault? And if all are guilty, then may it be the case that no one is responsible?
Lou Drofenik, an award-winning novelist of Maltese-Australian descent
A novel with shades of mystery and intrigue painted from an existential palette.
John Baldacchino, Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA
The thriller-like, piecemeal revelation of the plot makes this an enjoyable page turner. The ways in which the novel presents aspects of national and cultural origins, immigrant liminality and the challenges of globalisation and multiculturalism, also raise questions about the nature and permeability of identity.
Joe Grixti, Professor, Massey University, New Zealand