Dream of Ding Village
The life and death of an entire community is told by a dead boy. His story reveals the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist-capitalist China. During a blood-contamination scandal in Henan province, villagers sell their blood,...
A young wife and mother watches a clock that seems forever stuck at three-in-the-afternoon. Her husband didn't come home last night. She lives for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when she can escape to a less humdrum life. Jonathan, man...
One Foot in Eden
The year is 1951 and Holland Winchester, the local thug and a war veteran, has gone missing from his small, backwater South Carolina town. The local sheriff, Will Alexander, has a gut feeling Holland's been murdered but the...
Bright and Distant Shores
Chicago First Equitable is to construct the world's tallest building and its president, Hale Gray, hits upon a way to make it an enduring landmark: to establish on the roof an exhibition of real-life 'savages'. Caught up in this...
This Too Shall Pass
Jen Montgomery's life appears, almost suddenly, to be at an impasse. Nothing is as secure or as certain as she had previously thought. Love, marriage, parenthood, family, work, the very fabric of her identity seems to be shifting....
The Summer without Men
An exhilarating tragicomedy about the war of the sexes and what makes women tick by the internationally bestselling author Siri Hustvedt.
Evolutionary biologist Ella Canfield is seeking funding for a research project to prove that an extinct animal still roams in Australia. Millionaire Daniel Metcalf donates money to offbeat scientific projects. Problem 1: There is...
To the End of the Land
Ora, amiddle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief, she sets out for a hike in the Galilee,...
The New Yorker Stories
Beattie, a master of the short form, delivers a collection of all the storiesshe has published in The New Yorker.
20 Under 40 Stories From The New Yorker
In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced their selection of 20 Under 40 --the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. Those stories are now collected for the first time in one...
Best European Fiction
Best European Fiction is an exhilarating read. --Time
Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds, and in love with the tender and beautiful nurse...
Tree of Codes
Jonathan Safran Foer deftly deploys sculptural means to craft a truly compelling story. In our world of screens, he welds narrative, materiality, and our reading experience into a book that remembers it actually has a body. -...
Penned by an award-winning writer, this Gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge is set against the backdrop of the 1930s wilderness and America's burgeoning environmental movement.
What would you do if your sister disappeared without a trace? This is an emotionally fraught and at some times terrifying story about two sisters and the strength that binds them.
SURFACE DETAIL is Iain M. Banks' new Culture novel, a breathtaking achievement from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in the modern history of science fiction.
A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke...
Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes
The main theme of the novel is switching identity amidst the effects of modern changing technology and the confusing game of deception played between reality and fiction.
The Penguin Book of the Ocean
THE WORLD'S FINEST WRITING ABOUT THE WORLD'S WILDEST PLACE Ever since the first travellers reached the coast of Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ocean has been one of the wellsprings of the human imagination. Its...
The Man Who Loved Children
Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife, he a fully blown narcissist and she spoiled and prone to fits of despair. Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life is acknowledged as a contemporary classic of Australian...
The Man in the Wooden Hat
* A box of delights - another masterpiece from Jane Gardam and a companion novel to OLD FILTH
Tells the tale of an ordinary man in a race against and across time. This title lets you join Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Queen Victoria, Jack the Ripper and Tom Cruise as they unravel a Masonic plot to restore James II to...
The Interrogative Mood
Are your emotions pure? Are your nerves adjustable? How do you stand in relation to the potato? Should it still be Constantinople? Does a nameless horse make you more nervous or less nervous than a named horse? In your view, do...
Centres on Charles Bradshaw, an ageing tycoon haunted by past. When he suffers a heart attack, he abruptly retires and announces that he will give his fortune to charity. This leads to conflict with wife and adult children.
Walking to Hollywood
Offers a satire on celebrity, in which the narrator believes that everyone he meets is played by a famous actor, and that only he can solve the mystery of who murdered the movies. The author is lead to a tormented sojourn with a...
Mary Ann in Autumn
Over three decades in the making, Armistead Maupin's legendary Tales of the City series rolls into a new age, still sassy, irreverent and curious, and still exploring the boundaries of the human experience with insight,...
The Annual Fiction Edition
Focus on the Pacific region: from the Americas to Asia, New Zealand and Australia. What binds us? What pulls us apart? As economic, political and cultural power moves to the Asia-Pacific, Australia is enjoying a new relationship...
In Blackout, Connie Willis returned to the time-travelling future of 2060 and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England. But the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940. Small discrepancies in the historical record...
From the creator of Black Hole comes the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction. Doug wakes up to find a huge hole torn out of his bedroom wall and his beloved--and dead--cat Inky slinking in and out through the...
When Colts Ran
Follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the decades, and in and out of the lives and affections of the citizens of 'The Isabel', a slice of Australia scattered with prospectors, artists,...
When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from...
Somebody to Love
A transsexual mortician prepares three bodies for burial at a funeral home. As she works, she reflects on her own life and childhood, and her transformation from man to woman. Her sex change was a step towards finding somebody to...
Hand Me Down World
A multi-layered story of the search for a lost child from the internationally bestselling author of Mister Pip
The Countesses of Castello
Three sisters live in three flats in an aristocratic palazzo in Cagliari's ancient Castello quarter, where rich and poor are mixed as they used to be in the old downtown quarter. Around the family and its persistent illusions...
A Pure Clear Light
Simon and Flora Beaufort have three perfect children and a comfortable, happy life in London. When Flora takes the children for a month-long vacation in France, Simon stays home to work on his latest film project. What could go...
A Visit from the Goon Squad
From one of today's boldest writers comes a sly, surprising, and exhilarating novel about time, survival, and the electrifying sparks ignited at the seams of our lives by colliding destinies.
She came walking out of the desert, just as the famous poet had centuries before. Now the nameless woman lies horribly scarred and close to death in an Asylum deep in the North African desert. As the wind calls up a deadly...
It was a beautiful winter's day. Anders, his wife and their feisty six-year-old, Maja, set out across the ice of the Swedish archipelago to visit the lighthouse on Gavasten. There was no one around, so they let her go on ahead....
In this sumptuous staging of Shakespeare's enigmatic play on the page, Nicki Greenberg has created an extraordinary visual feast that sweeps up all in its path as the drama intensifies both on stage and off.
Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)
A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life...
'My story begins one thousand one hundred and eleven years ago, across another continent, in another age.' This is the story of Rovar Akos Pfliegman, a man with no relatives and no friends. No church, no office, no warm and...
Like Being a Wife
Flitting from Sydney to Melbourne, Canberra to California, this loosely linked collection of stories shines a bright fluorescent light on family, friendships, work, love and loss.
Night Street is the passionate story of a young painter, Clarice Beckett, who defies society's strict conventions and indifferent art critics alike and leads an intense private and professional life. With her extraordinary talent...
1880s. Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. Entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him: a giant squid, a brass band,...
The Body in the Clouds
The story of one extraordinary moment - a man falling from the sky, and surviving - and of three men who see it, in different ways and different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the late 1700s, a...
Reading Madame Bovary
A thrilling collection of stories that deal with transition and transformation. In these riveting stories, characters deal with crises of body and spirit. They find themselves caught between order and chaos, and must face the need...
A mysterious accident on a Vienna autobahn when a taxi driver loses control of his vehicle killing both passengers finds that investigation into the deaths mirrors the Balkan conflict.
In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. But life is not about to follow the...
All the Hopeful Lovers
Belinda, just fifty, wistfully reflects how much better she is at sex now than when she was young and gorgeous, and then discovers to her fury that her husband Tom is having an affair. All the Hopeful Lovers tracks the emotional...
Union Atlantic is a deeply involving novel of the modern world - a world in crisis, where individual humanity is pitted against the global marketplace, and we must decide what, in the end, we value most highly.
Lunatic In My Head
Set against the backdrop of a small Indian hill town called Shillong, this title is a beautiful lyrical novel about three lives in limbo. A compelling debut by a major new talent, will appeal to readers of Arundhati Roy.
When she gets the email announcing her redundancy, Ruby Stanhope hopes to maintain the composure expected of your average London investment banker. Instead, the next day's hangover brings unfortunate discoveries. Her impromptu...
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay...
Sydney University is Australia's pre-eminent finishing school for politicians, and its Students' Representative Council is the nursery where generations of future leaders have cut their first dodgy preference deals and performed...
My Sister Chaos
An obsessive-compulsive cartographer trapped in the mapping of her own house. A painter turned code-breaker trying to find the lover she lost in the war. Two sisters on a collision course.
The Red Queen
Continuing the tumultuous story of The Cousins War, Philippa tells the tale of a young mother's determined ambition for her son - soon to be Henry VII
Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls
Cuba, 1959: In the final year of Errol Flynn's life, he found time for one last adventure. The star of many Hollywood films had always longed to be a real hero. Fidel Castro was the genuine article, and now he was looking for...
Equator: A Novel
1947. Carlos slips over the orphanage wall in search of the village girl who has captured his heart. From that moment, his is a life at sea, a life that moves across the globe and across generations, lived on the turning tides of...
The Mary Smokes Boys
Grey's mother dies giving birth to his sister Irene and the tragedy haunts his life in the small town of Mary Smokes. Grey prays that his mother will be returned to him in some form, so he might protect her from the world as his...
The new work from Nobel prize-winner Kenzaburo Oe, The Changeling is an ambitious, sweeping novel about friendship and the distances we are prepared to travel to preserve it.
The Genesis Flaw
Serena Swift, an advertising director, decides to take on one of the world's most powerful producers of genetically modified food, Gene-Asis. Serena disguises herself to infiltrate Gene-Asis to expose the company's horrific...
The Complete Cosmicomics
Includes stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures.
The Vintage and the Gleaning
Smithy has recently been forced to give up drinking after a lifetime of alcoholism. Overwhelmed by feelings of regret, guilt, loss and nostalgia for the past, Smithy is trapped in a blind search for meaning. Living in the same...
Four years after an inexplicable wave of energy decimated the American mainland, and then just as inexplicably disappeared a year later, US President James Kipper is no closer to explaining the catastrophe to the traumatised...
Armed robber Pope Cody is on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead. As revenge killings and paybacks explode onto Melbourne streets, 17-year-old J finds himself at the centre of a bloody struggle between his...
From one of Britain's finest young novelists comes a razor-sharp unpicking of adulthood and family life.
And This is True
A striking first novel by a young writer - the tale of a highly unusual rites of passage which confronts one of the strongest taboos.
What would you do if you suddenly inherited GBP17,000,000? An entertaining and poignant story of betrayal and redemption from one of our most-respected writers.
Julia Heath is experiencing a tree-change nightmare; a dismal country town with no decent coffee, a yoga teacher husband who is having an affair with the butcher's wife and slowly sending them bankrupt, a mother-in-law coming to...
An epic, awe-inspiring novel of good and evil that is destined to be a global bestseller
Menagerie of False Truths
Art, relationships and a profound appreciation of the natural world collide in this utterly compelling account of two families. From the outset Cherry and Jack share an unspoken bond, and in learning to understand each other, they...
With sharp, insightful prose that illuminates the frailty of human relationships, Known Unknowns is an arresting collection that marks the arrival an exciting new literary talent. Emmett Stinson is an American who moved to...
The stories in Singularity cover a wide range of territory, from childhood innocence to adult desperation, from the depths of poverty to cushioned affluence, from London to Los Angeles, Ayers Rock in Australia to the black sand...
Roddy Parr has just completed his PhD on the legendary David Anthem, a writer tipped to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature. He joins the Anthem household as David's secretary. Soon Roddy is indispensable, and finds his new...
The Pleasure Seekers
Zadie Smith meets Rohinton Mistry in this sparkling debut about family, belonging and the binding power of love
Less Than Zero successfully chronicled the frightening consequences of unmitigated hedonism within the ranks of the ethically bereft youth of 80s Los Angeles. Now, many years later, this book returns to those same characters: to...
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Tolstoy, and the result is an enhanced edition of the classic love story set in a dystopian world of...
The Pindar Diamond
It's Venice, 1604. When rumours of a spectacularly rare and priceless diamond begin to circulate amongst the gamblers and courtesans of the Venetian demi-monde, the Levant Company merchant, Paul Pindar, becomes convinced that the...
The Canterbury Tales
From the exuberant Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the Miller's worldly, ribald farce, this title includes tales which can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth-century London.
The Dead Fish Museum
Eight short stories full of characters who float through their lives and relationships, adrift and apprehensive, tested by failure and strengthened by adversity. Set in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations and the streets...
Terry Voulos is struggling. His marriage, his relationship with his son and his work prospects are shaky. He finds solace in the possibility of a new career as a magician, before a tragic accident sends him into exile. Hal...
The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe
In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This title presents his story.
Smart, socially gifted, and chronically impatient, Adam and Cynthia Morey are so perfect for each other that united they become a kind of fortress against the world. In their hurry to start a new life, they marry young and have...
A novel that tells a tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems.
An environmental disaster movie of a thriller.
Men of Bad Character
When Rose's 18-year relationship ends in a shocking and unexpected way, she realises the extent to which she was being emotionally manipulated and controlled. While trying to pick up the threads of her life, she meets a charming...
The Lonely Polygamist
Golden Richards, husband to four wives, father to twenty-eight children, is having the mother of all mid-life crises. His construction business is failing, his family has grown into an overpopulated mini-dukedom beset with...
In a small hotel on an island renowned for its hospitality and beauty, the Balinese staff and their Western guests are taken hostage. The event has a different impact on each person, but all will view life differently from this...
A surreal, darkly beautiful and unsettling graphic novel about five wounded orphans, by turns hilarious and horrific, grotesque and tender.
When Milo Burke, a 'donations' officer at a university, has a disastrous run-in with a rich undergraduate, he winds up unemployed. Grasping at odd jobs to support his wife and young son, he's offered one last chance: he must reel...
The Crime of Huey Dunstan
A young man stands in the dock accused of murder. A brutal murder, apparently motiveless. When Professor Chesney, a psychologist specialising in trauma, is called as an expert witness, he is at first baffled. This young man, Huey...
Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it
A love-struck young ranch hand, an aging Argentine lover, a trusted confidante who isn't a friend and two hitchhikers named Bonnie and Clyde. Meloy's unforgettable characters have each reached a fork in the road. But what kind of...
The Grand Hotel
Robbed of his zest for life by the absurd innovations of his local council, including knocking down the only pub in his home town and roofing over a section of the creek to protect swimmers from the rain, artist Noel Lea exiles...
Little Hands Clapping
The darkest, most twisted novel yet from the author of Timoleon Vieta Comes Home
In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, 17-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...
Killing Richard Dawson
A darkly comic, slow burn thriller, where reality is blurred and nothing can be taken for granted. All about love, friendship, booze, morality, death and a generation's casual dissatisfaction with modern life, where sometimes...
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
From the creator of the international bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes the untold (vampire-hunting) history of the Great US Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln.
The Daylight and the Dust: Selected Short Stories
Written over four decades and including all of her best stories, this new selection illustrates Janet Frame's dazzling versatility. Her themes range from childhood, to old age, death and beyond. Some stories are firmly rooted in...
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
Part novel, part history, part fairytale, this title offers a radical take on the myths and the mysteries of the Gospels, and the genesis of church that has so shaped the course of the last two millennia.
A hip and fast-moving thriller
Match fixing is destroying The Beautiful Game in Asia, and
corruption has spread its tentacles into 'squeaky-clean' Singapore.
Feeding off the insatiable gambling habits of the local population,
illegal football betting has...
The Tulip Virus
The murder of a wealthy financier in modern-day London sets Alec, the man's nephew, on a desperate race for the truth that leads back to the death of a respected tulip trader in 17th-century Holland.
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