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?