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  • 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
  • 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: 9780241287972
    Title: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
    Author: STROUT ELIZABETH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A novel in stories by the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton.

    Years ago, Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer, spent time in hospital, with her mother at the foot of her bed to keep her company. Avoiding the distance between them, they spoke at length about people from their home town, the rural, dusty town of Amgash, Illinois. Writing these stories, Lucy imagines the lives of the people that she especially remembers. And the people she has imagined that, in small ways, have remembered her too.

    For isn't it true that we all hope to be remembered? Or to think in some way - even fleetingly - that we have been important to someone?

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
  • APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
    APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
    OHARA JOHN
    ISBN: 9780099518327
    Title: APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
    Author: OHARA JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Appointment in Samarra is a fast-paced, blackly comic depiction of the rapid decline and fall of Julian English. English is part of the social elite of his 1930s American hometown but from the moment he impetuously throws a cocktail in the face of one of his powerful business associates his life begins to spiral out of control taking his loving but troubled marriage with it.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT
    ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT
    VONNEGUT KURT
    ISBN: 9780099524083
    Title: ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT
    Author: VONNEGUT KURT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    First published on the anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Imbued with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humour, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II--a piece that is as timely today as it was then--to a painfully funny short story about three privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war, to a darker, more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. Also included are Vonnegut's last speech as well as an assortment of his artwork, with an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut. Armageddon in Retrospect says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the writer.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY : AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE CLASSICAL ERA TO THE PRESENT
    ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY : AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE CLASSICAL ERA TO THE PRESENT
    LOPATE PHILLIP
    ISBN: 9780385423397
    Title: ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY : AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE CLASSICAL ERA TO THE PRESENT
    Author: LOPATE PHILLIP
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For more than four hundred years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant of all literary forms. Distinguished from the detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities, fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals, love and disappointment, the pleasures of solitude, reading, taking a walk -- to offer insight into the human condition and the great social and political issues of the day. The Art of the Personal Essay is the first anthology to celebrate this fertile genre. By presenting more than seventy-five personal essays, including influential forerunners from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Far East, masterpieces from the dawn of the personal essay in the sixteenth century, and a wealth of the finest personal essays from the last four centuries, editor Phillip Lopate, himself an acclaimed essayist, displays the tradition of the personal essay in all its historical grandeur, depth, and diversity.

    Imprint: ANCHOR DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • 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
  • AS I WAS SAYING
    AS I WAS SAYING
    DESSAIX ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781742753072
    Title: AS I WAS SAYING
    Author: DESSAIX ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    AS I WAS SAYING is a swirling conversation with the reader on everything from travel to dogs and cats, from sport and swearing to the pleasures of idleness. Punctuated at regular intervals by talks Dessaix has given on a wide range of subjects, as well as by some of his most incisive journalism, the conversation invites the reader to join a leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities, featuring pieces collected all over the globe from across the centuries. Whether writing home from Vladivostock or Damascus, discussing what makes for good conversation or thinking aloud about the paintings, poems and books he loves, Dessaix always writes with an intimacy and attentiveness that beguile, entertain and make his readers eager for new discoveries.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ASHENDEN
    ASHENDEN
    MAUGHAM W SOMERSET
    ISBN: 9780099289708
    Title: ASHENDEN
    Author: MAUGHAM W SOMERSET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS
    ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS
    MAHAJAN KARAN
    ISBN: 9780701182601
    Title: ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS
    Author: MAHAJAN KARAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On a hot May day in 1996 a car bomb detonates in a Delhi marketplace. Just a 'small' bomb, but it is fatal for two Khurana school boys. Their friend Mansoor survives the blast. After a failed stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where he becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist.

    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $27.99
    Price: $27.99
  • ASYLUM
    ASYLUM
    HUGHES JOHN
    ISBN: 9781742588261
    Title: ASYLUM
    Author: HUGHES JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the Sanctuary, two robed men cut the hair of clients who have been called to pass through the White or Black Door. Along with their hair, the clients shed stories: of the horrors of their past, the Place they’ve inhabited since their escape, and what lies beyond the Doors. These stories are inscribed as Legends, but do they record a vision of Paradise or Hell? This allegory, echoing Kafka, illuminates the stark terror of the modern age, marked by a border in constant shift between gods and men, truth and deception, freedom and constraint, memory and forgetting, revealing a world whose essence is its hiddenness - a world that hides, not in darkness, but in the light.

    Imprint: UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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