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Avoiding Mr Right Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008
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'Peta Tully has found her Mr Right. The only trouble is, she's not sure she's ready to settle down. Not just yet, anyway - so when she's offered a twelve-month contract interstate which just might win her the job of her dreams, she puts her Sydney life on hold, packs her bags and jumps on a plane, leaving her doting boyfriend behind.

'Peta takes a voluntary vow of celibacy, but sticking to it proves harder than she imagines.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • 'This is Anita Heiss's second book about Peta, Alice, Liza and Dannie, four deadly thirty-something chicks from Sydney's eastern beaches.' - back cover

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: 354p.
      ISBN: 9781863256049

Works about this Work

Educating the Reader in Anita Heiss’s Chick Lit Imogen Mathew , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Women's Writing , November vol. 10 no. 3 2016;

' In this essay, I use a close reading of Anita Heiss’s five chick lit novels to argue that racial identity profoundly affects the relationship between the chick lit novel and advice manual genre. In Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit, Caroline Smith contends that the chick lit novel critiques and satirizes regimes of female control through its engagement with the domestic advice manual. This relationship, however, does not always work in the way Smith assumes because the protagonist is not always white: she may be Latina, Chinese, South-East Asian, or, as Anita Heiss shows, Aboriginal Australian: Heiss’s fiction serves as an advice manual, designed to expose readers to the correct norms and behaviors for interacting with Australia’s First Peoples.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Passions and Illusions : Anita Heiss's Stories Michael Connor , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 56 no. 6 2012; (p. 32-35)
Sex and the Global City : Chick Lit with a Difference Wenche Ommundsen , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Women's Writing , July vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 107-124)
'Chick lit' by young non-Western writers provides a rich field of investigation for critics interested in the interaction between local and global, cosmopolitan and vernacular, and between the different inflections of cosmopolitanism which emerge against a complex backdrop of contemporary popular culture and age-old traditional practices. The paper focuses on four novels modelled on Candace Bushnell's chick lit 'classic' Sex and the City: Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, The People's Republic of Desire by Annie Wang and two novels by Indigenous Australian author Anita Heiss, Not Meeting Mr Right and Avoiding Mr Right. The veneer of consumer cosmopolitanism plays a part in all these books, but they can also be read as illustrations of the 'discrepant modernities' which have given rise to different cosmopolitanisms. [Author's abstract]
What Anita Heiss Wants... Tara Ali , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Women's Health , March 2010; (p. 88-90)
'Dubbed Indigenous Australia's answer to Carrie Bradshaw, the multi-talented writer shares her secrets for creating the life that want- via a few stops st Tiffany's.' Source: Women's Health (March 2010)
Heiss Carries On With New Book Nancia Guivarra , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 August no. 432 2008; (p. 48)
'Avoiding Mr Right is Heiss's second novel about the lives of urban thirty-something Aboriginal women. It is described by Heiss's friend and fellow author Terri Janke as 'fun, sexy and adventurous'. (Koori Mail 13/08/2008)
Anita Heiss Puts Koori Slant on Sex and the City Judy Skatssoon , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 July 2008;

— Review of Avoiding Mr Right Anita Heiss 2008 single work novel
Wagging the Finger Wrongfoots Romance Rosalie Higson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of Avoiding Mr Right Anita Heiss 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 September 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of Avoiding Mr Right Anita Heiss 2008 single work novel
The Multi-Tasker Katie Horner (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 53)
Meet the Queen of Koori Chicklit Judy Skatssoon , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 August 2008; (p. 10)
The Koori Carrie Catherine Keenan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 August 2008; (p. 12)
This is My Dream Judy Skatssoon , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 August 2008; (p. 13)
Black Chicklit Back With Heiss' New Book Judy Skatssoon , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 7 August vol. 7 no. 159 2008; (p. 12)
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