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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ANIMAL FARM
    ANIMAL FARM
    ORWELL GEORGE
    ISBN: 9780141182704
    Title: ANIMAL FARM
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945.

    Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished. Its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell's simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world famous classic.

    'It is the book for everyone and Everyman, its brightness undimmed after fifty years.' Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • 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
  • ANIMAL PEOPLE
    ANIMAL PEOPLE
    WOOD CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781743311844
    Title: ANIMAL PEOPLE
    Author: WOOD CHARLOTTE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The hilarious, tender and heartbreaking story of a watershed day in the life of Stephen - aimless, unhappy and unfulfilled, this stiflingly hot December day is the day he has decided to dump his girlfriend. A sharply observed, 24-hour urban love story.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • ANIMATORS
    ANIMATORS
    WHITAKER KAYLA RAE
    ISBN: 9781925321920
    Title: ANIMATORS
    Author: WHITAKER KAYLA RAE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From age eighteen on, I had a partner, a kindred spirit. I had a friend. Someone bound and determined to keep me from the worst in myself.

    At a private East Coast college, two young women meet in art class. Sharon, ambitious but lacking confidence, arrives from rural Kentucky. Mel, brash and wildly gifted, brings her own brand of hellfire from the backwaters of Florida. Both outsiders, Sharon and Mel become fervent friends, bonding over their love of classic cartoons, their dysfunctional working-class families, and — above all — their craft: drawing. Mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether.

    A decade later, Sharon and Mel are an award-winning animation duo, living and working in Brooklyn, and poised on the edge of even greater success after the release of their first full-length feature. But with this success comes self-doubt and cracks in their relationship start to form. When unexpected tragedy strikes, long-buried resentments rise to the surface, hastening a reckoning no one sees coming.

    Funny and heartbreaking by turn, The Animators is a dazzling story of female friendship, the cost of a creative life, and the secrets that can undo us.

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANNA
    ANNA
    AMMANITI NICCOLO
    ISBN: 9781925498561
    Title: ANNA
    Author: AMMANITI NICCOLO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It is some years since a virus killed all the adults. Now Sicily lies in ruins while the disease lies in wait, poised to claim the children as they reach adolescence. Brave, stubborn thirteen-year-old Anna looks after her brother Astor in the cottage where their mother's skeleton rests, lovingly decorated, in a locked bedroom. She tells him fearsome stories about monsters, hoping to keep him safe at home while she forages among the real hazards. Wild dogs. Gangs of savage, blue-painted kids. But then Astor starts to question Anna's version of the world, just as the blue kids are turning their attention to the cottage-and suddenly, everything will change.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ANSWERS
    ANSWERS
    LACEY CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781783782178
    Title: ANSWERS
    Author: LACEY CATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Mary is out of options. Estranged from her Evangelist family, plagued by debt collectors and beset by chronic pain, Mary signs up for a mysterious job advertised as 'The Girlfriend Experiment' (or, The GX). Masterminded by a successful Hollywood actor with a string of failed relationships behind him, The GX seeks to pin down and capture the essence of love before it fades, and to answer the question of why two people, drawn together by forces beyond their control, can wake up one day as strangers to one another.

    Mary is hired to play the part of the Emotional Girlfriend, alongside a Maternal Girlfriend, a Mundane Girlfriend, an Angry Girlfriend and, of course, an Intimacy Team. Each woman has her debts and her difficulties, her past loves and her secrets.

    As Mary and the actor are drawn ever closer together, the nature of the experiment changes, and the Girlfriends find themselves exposed to new perils, foremost among them, love.

    From a writer whose debut was hailed as one of the literary events of 2014 comes a novel of die-hard faith and fleeting love; of questions which probe the depths of our society, and answers that will leave you reeling.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ANTHONY DOERR COLLECTION
    ANTHONY DOERR COLLECTION
    DOERR ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9780008241940
    Title: ANTHONY DOERR COLLECTION
    Author: DOERR ANTHONY
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

    For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth.In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

    ABOUT GRACE

    David Winkler has lived on a remote Caribbean island for more than two decades, after running away from his former life, his wife Sandy and his daughter Grace. David fell in love with Sandy at a supermarket in Alaska ¬ as he dreamt he would. Moving from Alaska to Ohio to escape his fear of the future, they have a child: Grace. But a shadow of fear hangs over David. And when the floods come, he can't face up to the future he has seen for his little girl and leaves both the people he loves. Twenty-five years later, he finally finds the strength to discover his daughter's fate

    THE SHELL COLLECTOR

    A blind man spends his days roaming the beaches of Kenya collecting shells, classifying them by feeling their whorls, spines and folds in his fingers. A young woman discovers that she can explore the inner world of an animal’s mind by touching its freshly dead body. A refugee from Liberia, who cannot escape the horrors that he has witnessed, finds salvation in the clandesitne act of burying the hearts of beached whales.

    In The Shell Collector Antony Doerr illuminates both the riotous dangers of the natural world and the rocky terrain of the human heart.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 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
  • 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
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