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  • 48 SHADES OF BROWN
    48 SHADES OF BROWN
    DEAN PHILLIP
    ISBN: 9780868196527
    Title: 48 SHADES OF BROWN
    Author: DEAN PHILLIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $19.00
    Price: $19.00
  • ACTS OF COURAGE : THREE HEADPHONE VERBATIM PLAYS
    ACTS OF COURAGE : THREE HEADPHONE VERBATIM PLAYS
    OADES ROSLYN
    ISBN: 9781925005257
    Title: ACTS OF COURAGE : THREE HEADPHONE VERBATIM PLAYS
    Author: OADES ROSLYN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    STORIES OF LOVE AND HATE Made in response to the 2005 Cronulla Riots, Stories of Love and Hate traces the lives and loves of the passionate people who were there.

    FAST CARS AND TRACTOR ENGINES Ordinary people tell extraordinary stories about the fight of their lives as cultures collide, punches are dodged and youthful confessions of love are shared ...

    IM YOUR MAN Set in a boxing ring Im Your Man explores notions of masculinity, courage and respect.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AFTER DINNER
    AFTER DINNER
    BOVELL ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780868195186
    Title: AFTER DINNER
    Author: BOVELL ANDREW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a suburban pub bistro on a Friday night three office workers – Dympie, Paula and Monika – are desperately seeking a good night out. At an adjoining table are Gordon, recently abandoned by his wife, and Stephen, looking for something more than the usual one night stand. As the night proceeds, inhibitions and social restraint disappear, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters' inner lives.

    An acutely observed but tender-hearted account of relationships and behaviour.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AFTER THE BALL
    AFTER THE BALL
    WILLIAMSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9780868195377
    Title: AFTER THE BALL
    Author: WILLIAMSON DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stephen and Judy live on opposite sides of the world. Their lifestyles and outlooks could not be further apart. But they are brother and sister and when they are reunited at the bedside of their dying mother, family memories painfully and mercilessly return. David Williamson has created a family scenario that is frighteningly recognisable. At times hilarious, at times tortuous, this is a frank, critical look at Australian suburban life from the 1960s to the 1990s (2 acts, 3 men, 6 women).

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALL SOULS
    ALL SOULS
    KEENE DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780868194318
    Title: ALL SOULS
    Author: KEENE DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    All Souls, or the Day of the Dead, is when the dead return to the world of the living. All Souls evokes a vision of our dreams and nightmares. The writing is poetic, without compromise and a truly remarkable work (2 acts, 2 men, 5 women).

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALL STOPS OUT
    ALL STOPS OUT
    GOW MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780868193106
    Title: ALL STOPS OUT
    Author: GOW MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALMOST WITH YOU
    ALMOST WITH YOU
    COLEMAN ELIZABETH
    ISBN: 9781925005233
    Title: ALMOST WITH YOU
    Author: COLEMAN ELIZABETH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Its 2007. At forty-five, Lisa is fighting growing feelings for Tom that threaten to rob her of Dan, the person shes always loved most in the world. She wants Tom badly, but she cant (or wont) tell him about Dan, and Tom finds himself in a competition that he cant possibly understand. Dan brings Lisa a joy she cant bear to explain, but with her chance for a life with Tom slipping away, she must finally find the courage to let Dan go. Its the most terrifyingand liberatingdecision shes made since a fateful night 25 years ago.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.95

    Price: $22.95
  • AMIGOS
    AMIGOS
    WILLIAMSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9780868197463
    Title: AMIGOS
    Author: WILLIAMSON DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Of the Four Amigos who won a rowing bronze at the Mexico Olympics, three are still alive: Jim, an investment banker who thinks an AC after his name might legitimise a life of squalid dealing; Dick, a heart surgeon, who can, if he chooses, put in a good word with the Honours Committee; and Stephen, the least successful, grieving the death of his son. They and their wives come together for a two-week holiday in paradise. Sure, there's a bit of bad blood between them and a few old scores to settle, but when it all comes down to it, mates are mates, right?

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $21.95

    Price: $21.95
  • AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART
    AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART
    HOLLOWAY TOM
    ISBN: 9780868199047
    Title: AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART
    Author: HOLLOWAY TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After a long and successful marriage, Pam and Don are still very much in love. But Pam is ill and has to make a heartbreaking decision that will transform both their lives. She does so in the only way she knows how – quickly, pragmatically, and resolutely. Don behaves in the only way he knows how – struggling to keep up but desperate not to lose touch.

    And No More Shall We Part follows Pam and Don’s halting, humorous and devastating attempt at the impossible – to begin to say goodbye to each other after a lifetime together.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANGELAS KITCHEN
    ANGELAS KITCHEN
    CAPSIS PAUL / METRICK JULIAN
    ISBN: 9780868199467
    Title: ANGELAS KITCHEN
    Author: CAPSIS PAUL / METRICK JULIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and the war behind. Her destination: Australia. In Surry Hills, she could build a bright new life. Back in Malta, someone else has made a journey. Making his way along Kalkaras glistening harbourside, a young man with flowing black hair has returned to claim his past. Paul Capsis is walking home.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • ASYLUM      *
    ASYLUM *
    LAZAROO KIT
    ISBN: 9780868198293
    Title: ASYLUM *
    Author: LAZAROO KIT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lally Black is a psychiatrist who struggles to keep the lid on her doubts about her own funds of compassion. Yu Siying is a Chinese woman who has caught HIV in Australia. Afraid of China's judgement, Siying has one last chance to claim asylum, and believes Lally is the key to her appeal. Lally finds herself enticed into an imagined China, unfolding in the gulf between herself and Siying, causing her to acknowledge the threads that run between complacency and brutality.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ATLANTIS
    ATLANTIS
    KATZ LALLY
    ISBN: 9781760621384
    Title: ATLANTIS
    Author: KATZ LALLY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lally Katz is on a journey. She’s left Australia behind and she’s in the country of her childhood, trying to find a way back to when things were innocent. Her relationships are chaotic, her professional life is a shambles and contemporary America seems riddled with charlatans and shysters. But along the way moments of wisdom bubble up, as if from some lost ancient city beneath the waves off Florida… Five women play the myriad characters of Lally’s life: ageing Jewish grandparents in Miami, wizened taxi drivers, cynical prophets, unhappy pharmacists, clowns, hip-hop artistes, narcissists, angels, animals – and, of course, Lally herself.

    Atlantis is about Lally, travelling into a mess of love and America, refusing to accept the world is doomed. The whirligig of this latter-day Don Quixote is bursting with playfulness, with imagination. Atlantis seems to be saying imagination is what will save us all and make this bleak world beautiful.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AWAY
    AWAY
    GOW MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780868192116
    Title: AWAY
    Author: GOW MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three Australian families set out separately but are driven together by a storm (5 acts, 6 men, 4 women).

    Commencing with a school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespearean themes of suffering and reconciliation persist as three families on separate holidays are united during a fierce storm.

    Featuring introductions by May-Brit Akerholt and Richard Wherrett and a critical essay by Hilary Bell.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • BABYTEETH
    BABYTEETH
    KALNEJAIS RITA
    ISBN: 9780868199269
    Title: BABYTEETH
    Author: KALNEJAIS RITA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A group of more or less ordinary Sydneysiders go about their lives: Anna makes toast, Henry dresses for work, Milla catches the train to school, Moses deals drugs. But hovering above this unholy parade of life is the sobering fact that Milla will die before her 15th birthday. "Babyteeth" looks at the humdrum world around us and sees something radically alive. Dogs, Paganini, figs, an eight-year-old Vietnamese violin prodigy, morphine, clear skies and a Latvian immigrant are amongst the magnificent conflagration of ingredients which make up this wonderful, funny play, written specially for Belvoir.

    (2 acts, 3 male, 3 female & 1 child).

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
    BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
    YOVICH URSULA
    ISBN: 9781760620448
    Title: BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS
    Author: YOVICH URSULA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney but maybe this just isn’t her town. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves? It’s time to take a break with her cousin René. With Ursula Yovich as Barbara and Casey Donovan as her redoubtable cousin, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock-gig musical about love and home. As Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack has said, ‘Urs doesn’t just have an incredible voice, she’s taken the idea of black rage and sung it out – and it’s so bold, so theatrical, so joyful. It’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, it’s politics and it’s very moving.’

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BEAUTIFUL LIFE
    BEAUTIFUL LIFE
    FUTCHER M / HOWARD H
    ISBN: 9780868196053
    Title: BEAUTIFUL LIFE
    Author: FUTCHER M / HOWARD H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Brisbane 1992: A boy, Amir, sees his parents on the news, under arrest for protesting at the Iranian Embassy in Canberra against atrocities in their homeland. Amir forces Hamid and Jhila to tell their story, believing that a hostile Australian pubic will understand their 'terrorist' actions which shows the bigger picture of their past. Revitalising memories of his wrongful imprisonment and torture in a Tehran jail, Hamid confronts an oppressive secret which has blighted his beautiful new life in Australia. As his lengthy trial continues, it is clear he has exchanged one nightmare world for another. Yet even in the face of another jail term, Hamid praises the Australian justice system...This play explores the often unforgettable histories of refugees. It is a haunting account of prejudice, injustice and brutality, tempered by a celebration of human kindness and indomitable hope. (2 acts: 6 men, 2 women)

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.00

    Price: $22.00
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