The Art of Unpacking Your Life – Bloomsbury Reader

The Art of Unpacking Your Life cover

“Jilla, sharp and funny interpreter of modern life and morality”
The Times

“The lush descriptions of Africa are lovely, and the story absorbing and thoughtful”.
Daily Mail

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OLD FRIENDS, NEW LIES
Twenty years ago, they were the best of friends.… read more...

About Unpacking…

Daily Mail:

The lush descriptions of Africa are lovely, and the story absorbing and thoughtful, with more than one twist in the tail. Read more

The Times:
Jilla is a sharp and often funny interpreter of modern life and morality. Read more
Sunday Times:
The harsh beauty and isolation makes the well-heeled watering hole a smart setting for the novel’s Big Chill-like premise. read more...

A well-written, entertaining read about the choices we make in our lives

Set on a luxury game farm in the Kalahari, Shireen Jilla’s The Art of Unpacking Your Life is an entertaining, although at times flawed novel type of read about a group of old university friends from England celebrating a birthday.

The birthday is that of forty-year-old Connie, who has been responsible for bring them all to South Africa.… read more...