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  • ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
    ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
    BELLOW SAUL
    ISBN: 9780141184869
    Title: ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
    Author: BELLOW SAUL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny. Not until he tangles with the glamorous Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, can he attempt to break free.

    A modern day Everyman on an odyssey in search of reality and identity, Augie March is the star performer in Bellow's exuberant, richly observed human variety show.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AFTER DARK
    AFTER DARK
    MURAKAMI HARUKI
    ISBN: 9780099506249
    Title: AFTER DARK
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Reality bends all the more acutely with lack of sleep in this stunning novel from the master of the surreal.

    The midnight hour approaches in an almost empty all-night diner. Mari sips her coffee and glances up from a book as a young man, a musician, intrudes on her solitude. Both have missed the last train home. Later, Mari is interrupted a second time by a girl from the Alphaville Hotel; a Chinese prostitute has been hurt by a client, the girl has heard Mari speaks fluent Chinese and requests her help. Meanwhile Eri is at home and sleeps a deep, heavy sleep that is 'too perfect, too pure' to be normal; pulse and respiration at the lowest required level. She has been in this soporific state for two months; Eri has become the classic myth - a sleeping beauty. But tonight as the digital clock displays 00:00 a faint electrical crackle is perceptible, a hint of life flickers across the TV screen, though the television's plug has been pulled. Strange nocturnal happenings, or a trick of the night?


    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AFTER DARKNESS
    AFTER DARKNESS
    PIPER CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781760113117
    Title: AFTER DARKNESS
    Author: PIPER CHRISTINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Winner of The 2014 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award.

    1942 and Australia is in the midst of war. While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. There he lives among men who are divided by allegiance.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AFTER MANY A SUMMER
    AFTER MANY A SUMMER
    HUXLEY ALDOUS
    ISBN: 9781784870355
    Title: AFTER MANY A SUMMER
    Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jo Stoyle is afraid of death. But Stoyle is also a millionaire, and so he pours his riches into scientific research, desperate to find the secret of immortality. This ruthless quest will enmesh everyone around him in a web of greed, seduction, murder and debasement. Written while he was living in California, this is Huxley's response to Hollywood's superficiality and obsession with youth, a powerful cautionary tale which employs all his customary wit and merciless insight.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • AFTER THE BLUES : What Debbie Did Next
    AFTER THE BLUES : What Debbie Did Next
    LETTE KATHY
    ISBN: 9780143786962
    Title: AFTER THE BLUES : What Debbie Did Next
    Author: LETTE KATHY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Now an adult, Debbie from Puberty Blues and her girlfriends reveal what women really say when men aren't around. Oh dear . . .!

    After breaking off with both her best friend and boyfriend on the same day, Debbie fled back to the Shire, enduring her family’s ‘I told you so’s. But it wasn’t long before she found herself again escaping home, this time for the inner city, the workforce and new friends.

    It is the colourful 1980s, a time of music, street arts, continuing experimentation, changing social constructions and new diseases. Despite knowing that women spend more time thinking about what men are thinking than men spend thinking, Debbie and her friends continue to have their hearts and minds tested and broken. Girlfriends are the only people you can rely on to be supportive and uplifting, your human Wonderbras, when you make the right decisions, and the wrong ones, over and over again.

    Hooray for the girls’ night out, the one evening you can’t stand your girlfriends up if a better offer comes along.

    With equal parts humour and pathos, Kathy Lette, one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, exposes all the foolish things we do when we are scrabbling to assert our place in the world.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AFTER THE CARNAGE
    AFTER THE CARNAGE
    WINCH TARA JUNE
    ISBN: 9780702254147
    Title: AFTER THE CARNAGE
    Author: WINCH TARA JUNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A single mother resorts to extreme measures to protect her young son. A Nigerian student undertakes a United Nations internship in the hope of a better future. A recently divorced man starts a running group with members of an online forum for recovering addicts.

    Ranging from New York to Istanbul, from Pakistan to Australia, these unforgettable stories chart the distances in their characters’ lives – whether they have grown apart from the ones they love, been displaced from their homeland, or are struggling to reconcile their dreams with reality. A collection of prodigious depth and variety, After the Carnage marks the impressive evolution of one of our finest young writers.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AFTER THE QUAKE
    AFTER THE QUAKE
    MURAKAMI HARUKI
    ISBN: 9780099448563
    Title: AFTER THE QUAKE
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Tales of upheaval and confusion, longing and love in the aftermath of the Kobe earthquake.

    The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.' This new collection of stories, from one of the world's greatest living writers, dissects the violence beneath the surface of modern Japan.

    Review: "In a dance with the delights of Murakami's imagination we experience the limitless possibilities of fiction. With these stories Murakami expands our hearts and minds yet again" The Times "Ushers the reader into a hallucinatory world where the real and surreal merge and overlap, where dreams and real-life nightmares are impossible to tell apart...this slender volume, deftly translated by Jay Rubin, may serve as a succinct introduction to his imaginative world...Lewis Carroll meets Kafka with a touch of Philip K. Dick" New York Times "Dazzlingly elegant...In a world where even the ground beneath our feet can't be relied on, imagination becomes less of a luxury and more of a duty. It's an obligation that Murakami is busily making his raison d'etre, to our very great advantage" Guardian "In the world of literary fiction, Haruki Murakami is unquestionably a superstar...Many critics have touted Murakami for the Nobel Prize. If he can stay on this kind of form, he could be in with a chance" Scotland on Sunday "Murakami is a unique writer, at once restrained and raw, plainspoken and poetic" Washington Post.


    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • AGAINST EVERYTHING : ON DISHONEST TIMES
    AGAINST EVERYTHING : ON DISHONEST TIMES
    GREIF MARK
    ISBN: 9781784785925
    Title: AGAINST EVERYTHING : ON DISHONEST TIMES
    Author: GREIF MARK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A brilliant collection of essays from one of the most highly acclaimed young writers in the US

    Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In Against Everything, he make us rethink the ordinary, taking our own lives seriously, exploring how we might live an honest life in these dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what shopping in organic supermarkets does for our sense of self-worth, what the political identity of the hipster might be, and what happens to us when we listen to too much Radiohead. From such counter-intuitive observations, Greif exposes the fundamental contradictions between our actions, desires and the excuses that we make to ourselves in hope of consolation. With the wit and seriousness of David Foster Wallace, Against Everything is the most thought-provoking study and essential guide to everyday life under 21st century capitalism.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AGE OF IRON
    AGE OF IRON
    COETZEE J M
    ISBN: 9780241951019
    Title: AGE OF IRON
    Author: COETZEE J M
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Cape Town, South Africa, an elderly classics professor writes a letter to her distant daughter, recounting the strange and disturbing events of her dying days. She has been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid all her life, but now she finds herself coming face-to-face with its true horrors: the hounding by the police of her servant's son, the burning of a nearby black township, the murder by security forces of a teenage activist who seeks refuge in her house. Through it all, her only companion, the only person to whom she can confess her mounting anger and despair, is a homeless man who one day appears on her doorstep.

    In Age of Iron, J. M. Coetzee brings his searing insight and masterful control of language to bear on one of the darkest episodes of our times.



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.95
    Price: $22.95
  • ALCHEMIST  -  25 ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    ALCHEMIST - 25 ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    COELHO PAULO
    ISBN: 9780062315007
    Title: ALCHEMIST - 25 ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    Author: COELHO PAULO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALIAS GRACE
    ALIAS GRACE
    ATWOOD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781860492594
    Title: ALIAS GRACE
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend. Femme fatale. Or weak and unwilling victim. Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ALIAS GRACE
    ALIAS GRACE
    ATWOOD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781408892060
    Title: ALIAS GRACE
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A stunning new hardback edition of Margaret Atwood's classic work of true crime 'an explosive mixture of murder, sex and class conflict' (Daily Mail) soon to be a major Netflix original series

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 1859.

    Sixteen years have passed since teenaged Grace was locked up for the cold-blooded murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear and his lover, Nancy Montgomery. Saved from the gallows where her alleged accomplice was hanged, Grace claims to have no memory of the events which changed her life for ever. Dr Simon Jordan is an expert in the field of amnesia. His objective is to unlock the dormant part of Grace 's mind and discover the truth behind one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of all time.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ALIAS GRACE   -   TV Tie in Edition
    ALIAS GRACE - TV Tie in Edition
    ATWOOD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9780349010717
    Title: ALIAS GRACE - TV Tie in Edition
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks.

    Female fiend. Femme fatale. Or weak and unwilling victim. Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ALL FALL DOWN
    ALL FALL DOWN
    AUSTIN CASSANDRA
    ISBN: 9781926428253
    Title: ALL FALL DOWN
    Author: AUSTIN CASSANDRA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When a bridge in the small outback town of Mululuk mysteriously collapses, the town is cut off from the world, and its citizens from each other. As the locals try to work out why the bridge fell and what it will take to replace it, old rivalries, forgotten romances and primitive drives come to the fore.

    Teenaged Rachel has come from ‘the city’ to stay with her uncle after her home life has fallen apart, and she quickly becomes involved in the quest for the truth about the bridge. Father Nott, the local Franciscan priest, is trying to get the hysterical townsfolk to see sense, particularly his gossip-mongering friend Gussy. Shane, Janice and Craig find themselves at the heart of a devastating love triangle, with deadly ramifications that will reverberate far beyond the three of them. And the mysterious Charlie, a scruffy, charismatic alcoholic with a dark past, has a terrifying idea about what it takes to keep a bridge standing.

    In a town that keeps its secrets like it builds its houses – underground – Charlie’s is the most dangerous of all.

    Wry, rich and unsettling, All Fall Down is a starkly Australian gothic novel about a community divided, and a chilling, archaic belief about what must be done to reunite it.

    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
    ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
    REMARQUE ERICH MARIA
    ISBN: 9780099532811
    Title: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
    Author: REMARQUE ERICH MARIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One by one the boys begin to fall... In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'.
    With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young 'unknown soldier' experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ALL THAT MAN IS
    ALL THAT MAN IS
    SZALAY DAVID
    ISBN: 9780099593690
    Title: ALL THAT MAN IS
    Author: SZALAY DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

    Winner of the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize


    Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.

    Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are – ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become bewilderingly high in this piercing portrayal of 21st-century manhood.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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