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  • UNDERWORLD
    UNDERWORLD
    CAMPBELL NERIDA
    ISBN: 9781876991456
    Title: UNDERWORLD
    Author: CAMPBELL NERIDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Underworld features intriguing mugshots of police suspects from 1920s Sydney, documenting the denizens of the criminal underworld, from stone-cold gangsters to wayward youths, and providing a remarkable rogues’ gallery of thugs and thieves, prostitutes and pickpockets, white-collar opportunists and blue-collar gunmen. The images are selected from a collection of more than 2500 glass-plate negatives, part of the New South Wales Police Forensic Photography Archive held at the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney. Never intended for public consumption, they are unique among international criminal portraiture. Suspects smile, laugh, snarl, or sneer at the camera and each image is infused with the sitter’s personality.

    The accompanying essays ponder the remarkable aesthetic of the images and document the rapidly changing postwar world, exploring how new trends in crime played out on the streets of New York, Paris, and Sydney. The stories of the suspects shine a light on the dark side of the Roaring Twenties in Sydney.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $90.00

    Price: $90.00
  • UNEARTHED
    UNEARTHED
    KAUFMAN AMIE
    ISBN: 9781760292157
    Title: UNEARTHED
    Author: KAUFMAN AMIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We are the last of our kind. We will not fade into the dark. We will tell our story to the stars - we will be Undying.

    When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo massive environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, the Undying's former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

    For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study... as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first.

    Despite their opposing reasons for smuggling themselves onto the alien planet's surface, they're both desperate to uncover the riches hidden in the Undying temples. Beset by rival scavenger gangs, Jules and Amelia form a fragile alliance... but both are keeping secrets that make trust nearly impossible. As they race to decode the ancient messages left by the alien race, Jules and Amelia must navigate the traps and trials within the Undying temple and stay one step ahead of the scavvers on their heels. They came to Gaia certain that they had far more to fear from their fellow humans than the ancient beings whose mysteries they're trying to unravel.

    But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Amelia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design - one that could spell the end of the human race...

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • VERY NOISY BEAR
    VERY NOISY BEAR
    BLAND NICK
    ISBN: 9781742769080
    Title: VERY NOISY BEAR
    Author: BLAND NICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Very Cranky Bear and his friends are back! There's music in the air in the Jingle Jangle Jungle! Can Bear's friends help him find the perfect instrument to play?

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • VIRTUE AND TERROR
    VIRTUE AND TERROR
    ROBESPIERRE MAXIMILIEN
    ISBN: 9781786633378
    Title: VIRTUE AND TERROR
    Author: ROBESPIERRE MAXIMILIEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Robespierre's defense of the French Revolution remains one of the most powerful and unnerving justifications for political violence ever written, and has extraordinary resonance in a world obsessed with terrorism and appalled by the language of its proponents. Yet today, the French Revolution is celebrated as the event which gave birth to a nation built on the principles of Enlightenment. So how should a contemporary audience approach Robespierre's vindication of revolutionary terror? Zizek takes a helter-skelter route through these contradictions, marshaling all the breadth of analogy for which he is famous.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WEDNESDAYS WITH BOB
    WEDNESDAYS WITH BOB
    RIELLY DEREK / HAWKE BOB
    ISBN: 9781760554262
    Title: WEDNESDAYS WITH BOB
    Author: RIELLY DEREK / HAWKE BOB
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On Wednesdays this past year the longest serving Labor prime minister - he won four elections between 1983 and 1991 and maintained a 75% approval rating with the Australian people - has welcomed writer Derek Rielly into his home for animated conversation and indecently fine cigars. On a sun-soaked balcony the irreverent young writer and the charismatic old master talk life, death, love, sex, religion, politics, sport, fatherhood, marriage and everything in between. The result is an extraordinary and unique portrait of a remarkable Australian eloquently, emotionally, and humorously reflecting on his past, present, and future as never before.

    Interspersing these chats with Hawke are Rielly's interviews with Bob's contemporaries - former nemesis John Howard, Labor allies Gareth Evans and Kim Beazley, lover and wife Blanche D'Alpuget, good mates John Singleton and Col Cunningham, diplomat Richard Woolcott, economist Ross Garnaut and more - all painting Hawke's enigma from the outside and paying tribute to a man who strode the world stage with aplomb and won the hearts of millions in Australia and worldwide.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WHATS YOURS IS MINE : Against the Sharing Economy
    WHATS YOURS IS MINE : Against the Sharing Economy
    SLEE TOM
    ISBN: 9781925322644
    Title: WHATS YOURS IS MINE : Against the Sharing Economy
    Author: SLEE TOM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A razor-sharp examination of the 'sharing economy'.

    Uber. Airbnb. Taskrabbit. Lyft. In recent years, companies like these have flooded the global market, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. They've styled themselves as disrupters of the ‘old order’, but this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists, who are pushing for monopoly power. In What’s Yours Is Mine, Tom Slee argues that the so-called ‘sharing economy’ damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make an enormous amount of money by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk.

    Drawing on original empirical research, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality. In holding these companies to account, he asks: What is being shared, and in whose interest?

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WHITE ALBUM
    WHITE ALBUM
    DIDION JOAN
    ISBN: 9780008284688
    Title: WHITE ALBUM
    Author: DIDION JOAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WE TELL OURSELVES STORIES IN ORDER TO LIVE

    Looking for plausible stories as the Sixties are about to implode, Joan Didion sets out, notebook in hand, on a now-legendary journey into the hinterland of the American psyche: she kills time waiting for Jim Morrison to show up, parties with Janis Joplin, visits the Black Panthers in prison, watches a campus combust, dines with Tate and Polanski, buys dresses with Charlie Manson's girls, and gravitates towards biker movies 'because there on screen was some news I was not getting from the New York Times'. She and her reader emerge, cauterized, from this devastating tour of the myths and realities of that age of self-discovery into the harsh light of the morning after…

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WHITE BOOK
    WHITE BOOK
    KANG HAN
    ISBN: 9781846276293
    Title: WHITE BOOK
    Author: KANG HAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian comes a stunning and uncategorisable meditation on the colour white, about light, about death, ritual and the figure in the city.


    Both the most autobiographical and the most experimental book to date from South Korean master Han Kang.

    Written while on a writer's residency in Warsaw, a city palpably scarred by the violence of the past, the narrator finds herself haunted by the story of her older sister, who died a mere two hours after birth. A fragmented exploration of white things - the swaddling bands that were also her shroud, the breast milk she did not live to drink, the blank page on which the narrator herself attempts to reconstruct the story - unfold in a powerfully poetic distillation. As she walks the unfamiliar, snow-streaked streets, lined by buildings formerly obliterated in the Second World War, their identities blur and overlap as the narrator wonders, 'Can I give this life to you?'.

    The White Book is a book like no other. Illustrated with black and white photographs it is a meditation on a colour, on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.

    Imprint: PORTOBELLO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • YOU DO YOU
    YOU DO YOU
    KNIGHT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781787470422
    Title: YOU DO YOU
    Author: KNIGHT SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, our favourite 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight unleashed the power of saying no. In Get Your Sh*t Together, she prioritised the sh*t you need and want to do so you can achieve your hopes and dreams. Now she's back, doubling down on your happiness with her latest message: You Do You.

    Being yourself should be the easiest thing in the world. Yet instead of leaning in to who we are, we fight it, listening too closely to what society tells us. You Do You helps you shake off those expectations, say f**k perfect, start looking out for number one and keep on with your badass self. From career and finances to relationships and family, lifestyle and health, Sarah Knight rips up the rulebook.

    Writing about her mistakes and embarrassments in her own personal quest to 'do me' - because nobody gets everything right all day, every day - Sarah Knight shows why you can and should f**k up and teaches you to let yourself off the hook, bounce back and keep standing tall.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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