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  • AN UNTAMED STATE
    AN UNTAMED STATE
    GAY ROXANE
    ISBN: 9781472119827
    Title: AN UNTAMED STATE
    Author: GAY ROXANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti's richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father's Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom. As it becomes clear her father intends to resist the kidnappers, Mireille must endure the torments of a man who resents everything she represents.

    An Untamed State is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty, and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce. It is the story of a wilful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was, and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places. An Untamed State establishes Roxane Gay as a writer of prodigious, arresting talent.

    Imprint: CORSAIR
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANANSI BOYS
    ANANSI BOYS
    GAIMAN NEIL
    ISBN: 9780755305094
    Title: ANANSI BOYS
    Author: GAIMAN NEIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Bursting with the imaginative power of Neil Gaiman, this story blends fantasy with humour and drama. Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault. If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't dropped dead at a karaoke night, Charlie would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would have no idea that he has a brother called Spider, who is also a god. And there would be no chance that said brother would be trying to take over his life, flat and fiancee, or, to make matters worse, be doing a much better job of it than him. Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four more-than-slightly eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo - and between them they unleash a bitter and twisted force to get rid of Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins is Fat Charlie Nancy going to get his life back in one piece or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?

    Imprint: HEADLINE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE
    ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE
    MATAR HISHAM
    ISBN: 9780141027500
    Title: ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE
    Author: MATAR HISHAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona search desperately for the man they both love.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
    AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
    SHOLOKHOV MIKHAIL ALEKSANDROVICH
    ISBN: 9780241284407
    Title: AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON
    Author: SHOLOKHOV MIKHAIL ALEKSANDROVICH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    One of the most important Russian masterpieces of the 20th century, And Quiet Flows the Don is an epic novel depicting the lives and struggles of Don Cossacks during the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the Civil War. The story follows the Cossack Gregor Melekhov, a tragic hero who first supports the Whites, then the Reds, and finally joins nationalist guerrillas in their conflict with the Red Army.

    A riveting portrait of an era, And Quiet Flows the Don explores the complicated choices people have to make when they live in the midst of a revolution.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AND SONS
    AND SONS
    GILBERT DAVID
    ISBN: 9780007552818
    Title: AND SONS
    Author: GILBERT DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Who is A. N. Dyer? For fans of 'The Art of Fielding' and 'Wonder Boys' - this is the panoramic, deeply affecting story of an iconic novelist and the heartbreaking truths that fiction can hide. The Manhattan funeral of Charles Henry Topping would have been a minor affair but for the identity of the eulogist: reclusive author A. N. Dyer, whose novel 'Ampersand' stands as a classic of teenage angst. Now Andrew Newbold Dyer takes stock of his own life, the people he's hurt and the novel that will endure as his legacy. He realises he must reunite with his three sons before it's too late. Eldest son Richard is a screenwriter in Californian exile. In the middle is Jamie, who has spent his life capturing the sorrow that surrounds him. And last is Andy, now a pupil at the boarding school that inspired 'Ampersand'. It is only when the hidden purpose of the reunion comes to light do the sons realise what's at stake - for their father, themselves and three generations of Dyers. Daring, entertaining and insightful, '& Sons' establishes David Gilbert as a writer to be treasured.


    Review: 'Richly entertaining ... beautifully realised and very funny ... A book [which] has the rare quality of being funny without being silly, serious without being solemn, and powerfully moving without being either sentimental or coercive' Guardian

    'This is a magisterial novel, complex, sophisticated, filled with literary play ... Impressive stuff from a serious talent' Daily Mail

    'A sprawling family saga of moneyed New York, written in highly wrought prose replete with Updikean flourishes. We immediately identify Gilbert with Franzen and his realist forebears ... There is much to admire in "& Sons", it is ambitious and often beautiful' Observer 'Hugely energetic ... engrossing and superbly done ... His novel's 400-plus pages zip by in a rush of accessible, highbrowish pleasure ...

    [An] intelligent, enthralling novel' Sunday Times 'I was floored by the sparkle and brilliance ... superbly written, wonderfully entertaining and often outrageously funny' Times '[An] elegant, witty second novel ... Gilbert's stylistic gifts are beyond question, and the novel is rich in well-turned phrases ...
    The novel is also very funny ... At the heart of the book is a reunion of the Dyers, a scene as closely observed as anything in Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" ... This is a terrific social comedy' Sunday Telegraph, Seven 'A singularly brilliant novel ... [which] marks David Gilbert out as a writer of exceptional talent' Literary Review 'A breathtaking work of a sweep that we rarely see over here tackling themes at the very heart of existence itself ... a tour de force ... This is a huge new talent on the scene. Greatness awaits' Sunday Express



    Author Biography: David Gilbert is the author of the short-story collection 'Remote Feed' and the novel 'The Normals'. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, GQ and Bomb. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children


    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AND WHAT DO YOU DO MR GABLE : New and Collected Essays
    AND WHAT DO YOU DO MR GABLE : New and Collected Essays
    FLANAGAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780857989246
    Title: AND WHAT DO YOU DO MR GABLE : New and Collected Essays
    Author: FLANAGAN RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'And what do you do, Mr Faulkner?' asked Clark Gable after being introduced to William Faulkner at a party. 'I write,' replied Faulkner. 'And what do you do, Mr Gable?'

    Collected here for the first time are the very best of Richard Flanagan's wide-ranging, free-wheeling writings on everything from directing film and writing novels to a near fatal kayak trip; from baking bread to bushfires to art to war; from Kosovar refugees on the run to Jorge Luis Borges to his celebrated essay on the rape of Tasmania's forests, credited as a key to halting Gunns' two billion dollar pulp mill.
    Sparkling, moving and always surprising, this is exhilarating reading from one of Australia's best writers.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.09
  • ANGEL AT MY TABLE
    ANGEL AT MY TABLE
    FRAME JANET
    ISBN: 9780143791065
    Title: ANGEL AT MY TABLE
    Author: FRAME JANET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With a heartfelt introduction from Jane Campion. Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections.

    Gathered here in a single edition are the three parts of Janet Frame's autobiography. From a childhood and adolescence spent in a materially poor but intellectually intense railway family, through life as a student and years of incarceration in mental hospitals (essentially for wanting to pursue a career as a poet), followed eventually by her entry into the saving world of writers and the 'Mirror City' that sustains them. This is not just the records of a life but also the flourishing of a writer's career. Janet Frame accomplishes 'the transformation of ordinary facts and ideas into a shining palace of mirrors'.

    All three volumes of this autobiography - To The Is-Land (1983), An Angel At My Table (1984) and The Envoy From The Mirror City (1985) have won major literary prizes. Internationally lauded director Jane Campion made a film of An Angel At My Table that won international jury prizes at Venice, Toronto and other film festivals. Janet Frame died in January 2004.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ANGELA CARTERS BOOK OF WAYWARD GIRLS AND WICKED WOMEN
    ANGELA CARTERS BOOK OF WAYWARD GIRLS AND WICKED WOMEN
    CARTER ANGELA
    ISBN: 9780349008462
    Title: ANGELA CARTERS BOOK OF WAYWARD GIRLS AND WICKED WOMEN
    Author: CARTER ANGELA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners

    This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners Here are subversive tales - by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others - all have one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women

    Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANIMAL FARM
    ANIMAL FARM
    ORWELL GEORGE / WATSON DON (INTRO)
    ISBN: 9781922147738
    Title: ANIMAL FARM
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE / WATSON DON (INTRO)
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'

    Drunken Mr Jones of Manor Farm has neglected his livestock for too long. In a burst of insurgent fervour they rise up and he is deposed, with the pigs taking charge of the newly named Animal Farm. Everything runs smoothly, productivity soars, and all animals are well-fed and happy.

    But the further away the memory of the revolution, the more distant seem its ideals - and when Boxer the workhorse is betrayed, the horrifying extent of the pigs' corruption is revealed.

    Orwell's 'fairy story', a scathing satire of Soviet communism, is as potent now as it was in 1945. Animal Farm is one of literature's most electrifying examinations of power and corruption.



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.99
    Price: $12.99
  • ANIMAL FARM / ILLUSTRATED EDITION
    ANIMAL FARM / ILLUSTRATED EDITION
    ORWELL GEORGE
    ISBN: 9780241196687
    Title: ANIMAL FARM / ILLUSTRATED EDITION
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    2015 is the 70th anniversary of Animal Farm. To commemorate this important anniversary, Penguin Classics is republishing the classic illustrated Animal Farm by Joy Batchelor and John Halas.

    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. Orwell's chilling 'fairy story' is a timeless and devastating satire of idealism betrayed by power and corruption.



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • ANTIC HAY
    ANTIC HAY
    HUXLEY ALDOUS
    ISBN: 9780099458180
    Title: ANTIC HAY
    Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    When Theodore Gumbril hits upon the notion of designing a type of pneumatic trouser ('a comfort to all travellers, indispensable to first-nighters, the concert-goers' friends') to ease the discomfort of the sedentary life, he decides the time has come leave his position as a housemaster in a boys' public school and seek his fortune in the metropolis. But post-First-World-War London seems to be gripped by a fever of hedonism. Gumbril is soon caught up in the delirious world of aesthetes extraordinaire Mercaptan, Casimir Lypiatt and the thoroughly civilised Myra Viveash, and finds his burning ambitions are beginning to lose their urgency-A contemporary commentator coined the word 'futilitarian' to describe the type of desultory, pleasure-seeking intellectual Huxley pinned so mercilessly to the literary map in ANTIC HAY. Wickedly funny and deliciously barbed, the novel epitomises the glittering neuroticism of its decade.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANTIDOTE TO A CURSE
    ANTIDOTE TO A CURSE
    CRISTINA JAMES
    ISBN: 9781925760033
    Title: ANTIDOTE TO A CURSE
    Author: CRISTINA JAMES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Silvio Portelli returns to Melbourne after time spent teaching in England and rents a room from the charismatic octogenarian, Nancy Triganza. Nancy is having an elaborate aviary constructed to indulge her passion for birds. At a city sex shop, Silvio meets the mysterious Zlatko, a Bosnian immigrant and, in a previous life, a collector of rare birds. Silvio becomes obsessed with Zlatko, and his own journal and dreams begin to mirror Zlatko’s past, and in time the reality of what happened in Bosnia. Such revelations are counterpointed by Silvio’s own tense wait to learn the results of his tests for HIV. Bold in design, Antidote to a Curse is a story in which the hunter becomes the hunted, the writer the subject, and vice versa. Cristina lovingly captures Stalactites cafe where Zlatko and Silvio often meet, and a city enmeshed with Europe, both physically and in spirit. Rich with images and allusions yet grounded in the everyday Antidote to a Curse is a startling debut. Cristina subtly draws the reader deeper and deeper into a state of psychological obsession where only the truth can provide a way out.

    Imprint: TRANSIT LOUNGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ANTIPODES
    ANTIPODES
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780099273790
    Title: ANTIPODES
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    ANTIPODES - stories which pinpoint the contrast between the old world and the new, between youth and age, love and hatred and even life and death itself. . .

    David Malouf is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed and popular poets and novelists. Now, with his first stunning collection of stories, which has won both the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Vance Palmer Award for Fiction, he establishes himself as one of the most accomplished and provocative short-story writers of our time.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANY HUMAN HEART
    ANY HUMAN HEART
    BOYD WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780141044170
    Title: ANY HUMAN HEART
    Author: BOYD WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.95
    Price: $22.95
  • ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
    ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
    STROUT ELIZABETH
    ISBN: 9780241248799
    Title: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
    Author: STROUT ELIZABETH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times Bestselling and Man Booker Long-Listed author of My Name in Lucy Barton.

    Anything is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after seventeen years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind.

    Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possibleagain underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • APE AND ESSENCE
    APE AND ESSENCE
    HUXLEY ALDOUS
    ISBN: 9780099477785
    Title: APE AND ESSENCE
    Author: HUXLEY ALDOUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In February 2108, the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition reaches California at last. It is over a century since the world was devastated by nuclear war, but the blight of radioactivity and disease still gnaws away at the survivors. The expedition expects to find physical destruction but they are quite unprepared for the moral degradation they meet. Ape and Essence is Huxley's vision of the ruin of humanity, told with all his knowledge and imaginative genius.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
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