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  • AMNESIA
    AMNESIA
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9780143572695
    Title: AMNESIA
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Amnesia, Peter Carey's first Australian novel since True History of the Kelly Gang, moves between the critical dates of 2010, 1943 and 1975 to ask the most vital question of the past seventy years: Has America taken us over?

    How did a young woman from suburban Melbourne become America's Public Enemy number one?

    When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australia's prison system, hundreds of asylum seekers walk free. Worse: an American corporation runs prison security, so the malware infects some 5000 American places of incarceration. Doors spring open. Both countries' secrets threaten to pour out.

    Was this American intrusion a mistake, or had Gaby declared cyberwar on the US? Felix Moore - known to himself as 'Australia's last serving left-wing journalist' - has no doubt. Her act was part of the covert conflict between Australia and America. That conflict dates back to the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane in 1943, forwards to the secret CIA station near Alice Springs, and has as its most outrageous act the coup of 1975. Funded by his property-developer mate Woody Townes, Felix is going to write Gaby's biography, to save her, and himself, and maybe his country.

    But how to get Gaby to co-operate? What role does her film-star mother have to play? And what, after all, does Woody really want?

    Amnesia is Carey at his best: dark, funny, exhilarating. It is a novel that speaks powerfully about our history but most urgently about our present.

    'Amnesia is a raucous meditation on dissent . . . An ambitious novel that possesses some of the energy and thrilling abandon of Carey's early works, including his short stories. It stands firm in ways reminiscent of Illywhacker . . . Carey is a writer who seems to want to celebrate, as much as to castigate, human flaws. He is sardonic and withering, but somehow optimistic. In Amnesia, the world is insidious and magnificent . . . Amnesia is both familiar and a distinctly new moment in his career.' Patrick Allington, Australian Book Review

    'The story of WikiLeaks as if transmogrified by Dickens and turned into a thrilling fable for our post-Edward Snowden era.' Luke Harding, The Guardian

    'The novel is a wild ride . . . Carey is Australia's lyrebird master of dialogue, perfectly tuned to every nuance, or upward intonation, of successive generations of Australian speech . . . Effortlessly lyrical.' Morag Fraser, The Age

    'The novel sizzles with indignation. But this isn't its only mood. Often rumbustiously funny, it has an almost Dickensian zest for colourful characters. Scenes of the cyber-underworld and its bizarre obsessives buzz with fascination . . . Metaphorical vitality pulses through Carey's prose.' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times (UK)

    ''Carey . . . has an uncanny knack of timeliness...... [Amnesia is] a political novel in the way of E.L. Doctorow . . . a rambunctious cavalcade . . . Carey is Australia's lyrebird master of dialogue . . . a remarkable novelist.' The Saturday Age



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • AN ARTISIT OF THE FLOATING WORLD
    AN ARTISIT OF THE FLOATING WORLD
    ISHIGURO KAZUO
    ISBN: 9780571330386
    Title: AN ARTISIT OF THE FLOATING WORLD
    Author: ISHIGURO KAZUO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A special edition of Kazuo Ishiguo's classic novel to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new introduction by the author.

    It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN IMAGINARY LIFE
    AN IMAGINARY LIFE
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780099273844
    Title: AN IMAGINARY LIFE
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the first century A. D. , Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverant poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea.

    From these sparse facts, one of out most distinguished novelists has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving work of fiction. Marooned on the edge of the known world, exiled from his native tongue, Ovid depends on the kindness of barbarians who impate their dead and converse with the spirit world. But then he becomes the guardian of a still more savage creature, a feral child who has grown up among deer.

    What ensues is a luminous encounter between civilization and nature, as enacted by a poet who once cataloged the treacheries of love and a boy who slowly learns how to give it.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN INNOCENT GENTLEMAN
    AN INNOCENT GENTLEMAN
    JOLLEY ELIZABETH
    ISBN: 9780143180227
    Title: AN INNOCENT GENTLEMAN
    Author: JOLLEY ELIZABETH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Henry and Muriel Bell lead a peaceful life with their two small daughters in England on the cusp of the Second World War. When Muriel's Mr Hawthorne drops by unexpectedly one Sunday aftrnoon, the visit precipitates surprising turmoil in the small household. A man of respectable breeding and refined conversation, Mr H. has something to offer both Henry and Muriel, but his posting to London at the outbreak of war disturbs the suddenly delicate balance of personal affairs in the family.In this, her last novel, Elizabeth Jolley explores issues of innocence and guilt, passion and possession, while carefully exposing the social mores of the time in restrained and sensuous prose.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
    AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
    MAGUIRE EMILY
    ISBN: 9781743538579
    Title: AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
    Author: MAGUIRE EMILY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When beautiful 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small New South Wales town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a full investigation gets underway as a media storm descends.

    Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub and occasional sex worker, and a woman whose apparent easygoing nature conceals hard-won wisdom and the kind of street-smart only experience can bring.

    As Chris is plunged into despair and searches for answers, reasons, explanations - anything - that could make even the smallest sense of Bella's death, her ex-husband, friends and neighbours do their best to support her. But as the days tick by with no arrest, Chris's suspicion of those around her grows.

    Also interested in Chris is May Norman, a young, self-absorbed city journalist, who is determined that Bella's murder will be the story to launch her career. But the longer May spends in Strathdee, the more she feels unable to do the job she was sent to do, yet unwilling to leave until she knows how the story ends.

    An Isolated Incident is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media's obsession with pretty dead girls, the grip of grief and the myth of closure, and the difficulties of knowing the difference between a ghost and a memory, between a monster and a man.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
    AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
    MAGUIRE EMILY
    ISBN: 9781760553562
    Title: AN ISOLATED INCIDENT
    Author: MAGUIRE EMILY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    <b>When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends.</b>

    Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid at the local pub, whose apparent easygoing nature conceals hard-won wisdom and the kind of street-smarts only experience can bring.

    As Chris is plunged into despair and searches for answers, reasons, explanation - anything - that could make even the smallest sense of Bella's death, her ex-husband, friends and neighbours do their best to support her. But as the days tick by with no arrest, Chris's suspicion of those around her grows.

    <i><b>An Isolated Incident</b></i> is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media's obsession with pretty dead girls, the grip of grief and the myth of closure, and the difficulties of knowing the difference between a ghost and a memory, between a monster and a man.

    <b>PRAISE FOR EMILY MAGUIRE</b>

    "At the heart of ... Emily Maguire's work lies an urgent need to pull away at the interconnecting threads of morality, society and human relationships." <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i>

    "what you get, along with a sharp mind and a keenness to investigate cultural confusions, is an engaging ability to put the vitality of the story first." <i>Weekend Australian</i>

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN UNCERTAIN GRACE
    AN UNCERTAIN GRACE
    KNEEN KRISSY
    ISBN: 9781925355987
    Title: AN UNCERTAIN GRACE
    Author: KNEEN KRISSY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Some time in the near future, university lecturer Caspar receives a gift from a former student called Liv: a memory stick containing a virtual narrative. Hooked up to a virtual reality bodysuit, he becomes immersed in the experience of their past sexual relationship. But this time it is her experience. What was for him an erotic interlude, resonant with the thrill of seduction, was very different for her - and when he has lived it, he will understand how.

    Later…

    A convicted paedophile recruited to Liv’s experiment in collective consciousness discovers a way to escape from his own desolation.

    A synthetic boy, designed by Liv’s team to ‘love’ men who desire adolescents, begins to question the terms of his existence.

    L, in transition to a state beyond gender, befriends Liv, in transition to a state beyond age.

    Liv herself has finally transcended the corporeal - but there is still the problem of love.

    An Uncertain Grace is a novel in five parts by one of Australia’s most inventive and provocative writers. Moving, thoughtful, sometimes playful, it is about who we are - our best and worst selves, our innermost selves - and who we might become.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • ANATOMY OF A SOLDIER
    ANATOMY OF A SOLDIER
    PARKER HARRY
    ISBN: 9780571325825
    Title: ANATOMY OF A SOLDIER
    Author: PARKER HARRY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Let's imagine a man called Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together, riding a prized bicycle and flying kites, before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside; and the man who trains one to fight against the other's father and these infidels.

    Then include the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict with most everyone caught in the middle.

    But then imagine not how they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do -- their shoes, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, beer glass, a snowflake, dogtags, or a horrific explosion that ties them all together and the various medical impliments that are subsequently employed.

    The result is a novel that amplifies what Tim O'Brien accomplished in his legendary The Things They Carried, and reveals a man of enormous character in Captain Barnes as well as all the people who were part of this same heart-stopping journey.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ANCIENT LIGHT
    ANCIENT LIGHT
    BANVILLE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241955406
    Title: ANCIENT LIGHT
    Author: BANVILLE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a small town in 1950s Ireland a fifteen-year-old boy has illicit meetings with a thirty-five-year-old woman - in the back of her car on sunny mornings, and in a rundown cottage in the country on rain-soaked afternoons. Unsure why she has chosen him, he becomes obsessed and tormented by this first love. Half a century later, actor Alexander Cleave - grieving for the recent loss of his daughter - recalls these trysts, trying to make sense of the boy he was and of the needs and frailties of the human heart.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 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: MARCH 2017 NEW RELEASE

    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
    AND WHAT DO YOU DO MR GABLE
    FLANAGAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780857989246
    Title: AND WHAT DO YOU DO MR GABLE
    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: $19.99
  • 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
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