Mona Arshi's Debut novel "Somebody Loves You" was published in November 2021.
Somebody Loves You Reviews
'Somebody Loves You is reminiscent at first of an old home movie shot on Super 8 film, the colours saturated but barely in focus . . .
This is the camerawork of memory in action, what childhood recollection chooses to emphasise . . . For Ruby, speech is an inadequate mechanism for self-presentation
. . . this is a book about silence as a subversive act of care.'
Stephanie Sy-Quia, The Guardian
'Amid . . . anecdotes spanning years of life in a handful of pages lies a tale that will sit with readers long after its final page.'
Heather McDaid, The Skinny
'In the best writing, what goes unsaid is often as important as what gets said, and there’s a lot left unsaid in Mona Arshi’s debut novel Somebody Loves You
. . . her prose is pared to the bone, and she has a keen eye for detail, as well as a knack for memorable imagery.'
Joshua Rees, Buzz Magazine