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  • AS I LAY DYING
    AS I LAY DYING
    FAULKNER WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780099479314
    Title: AS I LAY DYING
    Author: FAULKNER WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power - as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.


    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ASHENDEN
    ASHENDEN
    MAUGHAM W SOMERSET
    ISBN: 9780099289708
    Title: ASHENDEN
    Author: MAUGHAM W SOMERSET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    A celebrated writer by the time the war broke out in 1914, Maugham had the perfect cover for living in Switzerland. Multilingual and knowledgeable about many European countries, he was dispatched by the Secret Service to Lucerne - under the guise of completing a play. An assignment whose danger and drama appealed both to his sense of romance and of the ridiculous. The stories collected in ASHENDEN are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as absurdity.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER : STORIES
    ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER : STORIES
    MANTEL HILARY
    ISBN: 9780007580996
    Title: ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER : STORIES
    Author: MANTEL HILARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A brilliant - and rather transgressive - collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies'.

    Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished, acclaimed and garlanded writers. Uniquely, her last two novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, both won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

    In this new collection of ten stories, all her gifts of characterisation, observation and intelligence are once again fully on display. With settings ranging from Saudi Arabia to Greece to London, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ASYMMETRY
    ASYMMETRY
    HALLIDAY LISA
    ISBN: 9781783783960
    Title: ASYMMETRY
    Author: HALLIDAY LISA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer.

    At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, finds himself detained for the weekend. What draws these characters together, and how do their lives connect?

    Playful and inventive, tender and humane, Asymmetry is a novel which illuminates the power plays and imbalances of contemporary life - between young and old, West and Middle East, fairness and injustice, talent and luck, and the personal and the political. It introduces a major new literary talent, writing about the world today with astonishing versatility, acuity and daring.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AT LAST   #5
    AT LAST #5
    ST AUBYN EDWARD
    ISBN: 9780330435925
    Title: AT LAST #5
    Author: ST AUBYN EDWARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    As friends, relatives and foes trickle in to pay their final respects to his mother Eleanor, Patrick Melrose finds himself questioning whether a life without parents will be the liberation he has so long imagined. Yet as the memorial service ends and the family gathers one last time, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current: the chance of some form of safety -- at last.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ATLANTIC BLACK
    ATLANTIC BLACK
    PATRIC A S
    ISBN: 9780995409828
    Title: ATLANTIC BLACK
    Author: PATRIC A S
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this haunting new novel, Katerina Klova and her mother are crossing the Atlantic by ocean liner. When Anne suffers a psychotic breakdown, Katerina is left alone on a ship full of strangers who span classes and stations, all of whom carry their ambitions, fears and obsessions with them. For a seventeen-year-old girl, the daughter of an ambassador, it’s an exciting, frightening world to navigate.

    Atlantic Black is a psychologically intense and affecting story of unexpected familial betrayal, of a mother and daughter's relationship, of a brother and father whose voices resonate from afar. Personal loneliness, love and loss, are tightly bound to the wider reality of a world set on a fateful course. The legacy of violence, and of how the First World War precipitated the Second World War reverberates as if ‘tolling on the inside of a church bell’. Through the eyes of Katerina and her own family’s place within a fracturing world, we see the way damage, yet also hope, are passed from one generation to another. A.S. Patric's writing is achingly tender, the tone merciless but heartbreaking in its compassion.

    The story takes place over one day and night, New Year's Eve, 1939. The RMS Aquitania steams across the Atlantic Ocean. On the horizon, the world is about to explode.

    Imprint: TRANSIT LOUNGE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ATONEMENT
    ATONEMENT
    MCEWAN IAN
    ISBN: 9780099429791
    Title: ATONEMENT
    Author: MCEWAN IAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen- year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country hosue. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AUGUSTUS
    AUGUSTUS
    WILLIAMS JOHN
    ISBN: 9780099445081
    Title: AUGUSTUS
    Author: WILLIAMS JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    After the brutal murder of his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power of Rome. He is destined, despite vicious power struggles, bloody wars and family strife, to transform his realm and become the greatest ruler the western world had ever seen.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • AUNTS STORY
    AUNTS STORY
    WHITE PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780143791027
    Title: AUNTS STORY
    Author: WHITE PATRICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    9780857986764 From Australia's first Nobel Prize-winning author.

    With the death of her mother, middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed from the trammels of convention, she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved with the residents of a small French hotel.

    But creating other people's lives, even in love and pity, can lead to madness. Her ability to reconcile joy and sorrow is an unbearable torture to her. On the journey home, Theodora finds there is little to choose between the reality of illusion and the illusion of reality. She looks for peace, even if it is beyond the borders of insanity.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • AUSTERLITZ
    AUSTERLITZ
    SEBALD W G
    ISBN: 9780241951804
    Title: AUSTERLITZ
    Author: SEBALD W G
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

    'A superb meditation on time, loss and retrieval. A new kind of writing, combining fiction, memoir, travelogue, philosophy and much else besides . . . greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times, Books of the year

    In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before.

    'A work of obvious genius and an extraordinary writer way above most of his contemporaries' Literary Review

    'Mesmeric, haunting and heartbreakingly tragic. Simply no other writer is writing or thinking on the same level as Sebald. A profound, alluring masterwork of singular genius' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

    'An extraordinary, mesmeric story and one of the most haunting books of the year'

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AUSTRALIA DAY   -   Victorian Premiers Award 2018
    AUSTRALIA DAY - Victorian Premiers Award 2018
    CHENG MELANIE
    ISBN: 9781925498592
    Title: AUSTRALIA DAY - Victorian Premiers Award 2018
    Author: CHENG MELANIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in common-no matter where they come from-is the desire we all share to feel that we belong. The stories explore universal themes of love, loss, family and identity, while at the same time asking crucial questions about the possibility of human connection in a globalised world.

    Melanie Cheng is an important new voice, offering a fresh perspective on contemporary Australia. Her effortless, unpretentious realism balances an insider’s sensitivity and understanding with an outsider’s clear-eyed objectivity, showing us a version of ourselves richer and more multifaceted than anything we’ve seen before.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AUSTRALIAN FACE : Essays from the Sydney Review of Books
    AUSTRALIAN FACE : Essays from the Sydney Review of Books
    LEY JAMES
    ISBN: 9780648062103
    Title: AUSTRALIAN FACE : Essays from the Sydney Review of Books
    Author: LEY JAMES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Sydney Review of Books is Australia’s leading space for longform literary criticism. Now celebrating five years online, the SRB has published more than five hundred essays by almost two hundred writers. To mark this occasion, The Australian Face collects some of the best essays published in the SRB on Australian fiction, poetry and non-fiction. The essays in this anthology are contributions to the ongoing argument about the condition and purpose and evolving shape of Australian literature. They reflect the ways in which discussions about the state of the literary culture are constantly reaching beyond themselves to consider wider cultural and political issues.

    The Sydney Review of Books was established in 2013 out of frustration at the diminishing public space for Australian criticism on literature. There’s even less space for literature in our newspapers and broadcast media now. The Sydney Review of Books, however, is thriving, as the essays in The Australian Face show. Here, you’ll read essays on well-known figures such as Christos Tsiolkas, Alexis Wright, Michelle de Kretser and Helen Garner, alongside considerations of the work of writers who less frequently receive mainstream attention, such as Lesbia Harford and Moya Costello.

    Contributors: Ben Etherington, Jane Gleeson-White, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Evelyn Juers, Julieanne Lamond, Anthony Uhlmann, Ali Alizadeh, James Ley, Jeff Sparrow, Lisa Gorton, Emmett Stinson, Simon West, Michelle Cahill, Ivor Indyk, Nicholas Jose, Zora Simic, Ellen van Neerven. Edited by Catriona Menzies-Pike and James Ley.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AUTUMN
    AUTUMN
    SMITH ALI
    ISBN: 9780241973318
    Title: AUTUMN
    Author: SMITH ALI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Autumn 2016

    Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. And the UK is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever.

    Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world filling up with borders, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means.

    From Shakespearian jeu d'esprit, via Keatsian melancholy and the sheer bright energy of 1960s Pop Art, this first in a quartet of novels casts an eye over our own time, asking who we are, where we are, right now. Here is time, ever-changing, ever cyclical. Here comes Autumn.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AUTUMN : (Seasons Quartet 1)
    AUTUMN : (Seasons Quartet 1)
    KNAUSGAARD KARL OVE
    ISBN: 9781910701638
    Title: AUTUMN : (Seasons Quartet 1)
    Author: KNAUSGAARD KARL OVE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    I want to show you our world as it is now- the door, the floor, the water tap and the sink, the garden chair close to the wall beneath the kitchen window, the sun, the water, the trees. You will come to see it in your own way, you will experience things for yourself and live a life of your own, so of course it is primarily for my own sake that I am doing this- showing you the world, little one, makes my life worth living.

    Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark.

    This tender and deeply personal book is beautifully illustrated by Vanessa Baird, and is the first of four volumes marvelling at the vast, unknowable universe around us.

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH
    AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH
    MARQUEZ GABRIEL GARCIA
    ISBN: 9780241968635
    Title: AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH
    Author: MARQUEZ GABRIEL GARCIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through dusty corridors in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man lying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AWARD WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2017
    AWARD WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2017
    ISBN: 9781925556100
    Title: AWARD WINNING AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2017
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Each edition of Award Winning Australian Writing represents approximately 50 Writing organisations and competitions around Australia that run short story and poetry writing competitions.

    A sample of those represented includes:

    Alan Marshall Short Story Award
    Banjo Paterson Writing Award
    Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
    Campbelltown Literary Award
    City of Rockingham Short Fiction Award
    Express Media Award
    Fellowship of Australian Writers John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award
    Fellowship of Australian Writers Michael Dugan Short Story Award
    Fellowship of Australian Writers Microfiction Award
    Forty South Publishing Tasmanian Writers' Prize
    Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival Free Verse Competition
    Hal Porter Short Story Competition
    Ipswich Poetry Feast Award
    John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers
    Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award
    New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing
    Newcastle Short Story Award
    Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
    Overland Story Wine Prize
    QUT Postgraduate Creative Writing Prize
    Society of Women Writers NSW Short Story Writing Competition
    State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award
    The age
    Verandah Literary Award
    Victorian Young Writers Award
    W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize
    Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize
    ZineWest Competition

    Imprint: MELBOURNE BOOKS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
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