'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a student visa must be in want of an Australian wife.
Twenty-eight-year old Esma has a Masters in human resources management, never orders just a salad, is well-travelled, has excellent taste in music, watches the ABC news, has The Guardian saved as an application on her iPhone, knows all the two-letter words in Scrabble and can tell the difference between a Ford and Holden. Armed with a personalised check-list, she's on the hunt for Mr Right, who must be Muslim.
'Tired of failed matchmaking, online dating sites and people calling her 'old fashioned', Esma forms a 'No Sex in the City' club with her friends Lisa, Ruby and Nirvana.
'Esma's quest for The One was never going to be easy but when family, friends and meddling employers are thrown into the equation, her path to true love suddenly takes a great big detour.'
'Not just a fun and touching read, Randa Abdel-Fattah’s No Sex in the City is also a wider meditation on contemporary urban women. In contrast to the focus on sex and material desire normally depicted in mainstream culture, this novel—which can fairly be labeled as chick-lit without being condescending—contains sometimes veiled aspects in the life of multicultural modern women.' (Introduction)