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  • ADJUSTMENT DAY
    ADJUSTMENT DAY
    PALAHNIUK CHUCK
    ISBN: 9781787330962
    Title: ADJUSTMENT DAY
    Author: PALAHNIUK CHUCK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious blue-black book and memorising its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

    In this ingeniously comic work, Chuck Palahniuk’s first novel in four years, he does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates a new, disunited states.

    In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ADJUSTMENT DAY
    ADJUSTMENT DAY
    PALAHNIUK CHUCK
    ISBN: 9780393652598
    Title: ADJUSTMENT DAY
    Author: PALAHNIUK CHUCK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.

    People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

    Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.

    Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:

    Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them.

    The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs.

    A smile is your best bulletproof vest.

    When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

    Imprint: WW NORTON CO
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • AFFINITY
    AFFINITY
    WATERS SARAH
    ISBN: 9781860496929
    Title: AFFINITY
    Author: WATERS SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870 s, AFFINITY is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London s most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist - Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.

    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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 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 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
  • AFTER THE WINTER
    AFTER THE WINTER
    NETTEL GUADALUPE
    ISBN: 9780857055101
    Title: AFTER THE WINTER
    Author: NETTEL GUADALUPE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in the cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close platonic relationship with her neighbour, a sickly young man who shares her interest in death and believes we can communicate with the dead. After coming to entirely depend on him for company and routine, Cecilia is left devastated by his decision to go to Sicily for his health, and is left alone in an unfriendly city once more.

    Claudio, meanwhile, lives in New York with the submissive, quiet, but very wealthy Ruth. She makes few demands of him, whilst acquiescing to all his desires and indulging his obsessive, misogynistic nature. He meets Cecilia by chance whilst visiting a friend in Paris and these two very different stories collide with transformative consequences.

    Translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey

    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 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: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    '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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • ALIENS AND ANOREXIA
    ALIENS AND ANOREXIA
    KRAUS CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781788160070
    Title: ALIENS AND ANOREXIA
    Author: KRAUS CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    The searing sequel to Chris Kraus's bestselling cult classic I Love Dick.

    First published in 2000, Aliens & Anorexia defined a female form of chance that is both emotional and radical. Unfolding like a set of Chinese boxes, with storytelling and philosophy informing each other, the novel weaves together the lives of earnest visionaries and failed artists. Its characters include Simone Weil, the first radical philosopher of sadness; the artist Paul Thek; Kraus herself; and 'Africa,' Kraus's virtual S&M partner, who is shooting a big-budget Hollywood film in Namibia while Kraus holes up in the Northwest woods to chronicle the failure of Gravity & Grace, her own low-budget independent film.

    In Aliens & Anorexia, Kraus makes a case for empathy as the ultimate perceptive tool, and reclaims anorexia from the psychoanalytic girl-ghetto of poor 'self-esteem.' Anorexia, Kraus writes, could be an attempt to leave the body altogether: a rejection of the cynicism that this culture hands us through its food. As Palle Yourgrau writes in the book's new foreword, 'Kraus's rescue operation for aliens like Weil from behind enemy lines on planet Earth is a gift, if, in the end, like all good deeds, it remains-as Weil herself would be the first to insist-a fool's errand.'

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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 THE BIRDS SINGING
    ALL THE BIRDS SINGING
    WYLD EVIE
    ISBN: 9780143791034
    Title: ALL THE BIRDS SINGING
    Author: WYLD EVIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Award

    Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods?

    Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep - every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags.

    It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back.

    Set between Australia and a remote English island, All the Birds, Singing is the story of one how one woman's present comes from a terrible past. It is the second novel from the award-winning author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
    ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
    DOERR ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9780008298395
    Title: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
    Author: DOERR ANTHONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION

    A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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