MIFF Books 2012

Dead Europe

Dead Europe

Christos Tsiolkas

Isaac is a photographer in his mid thirties, travelling through Europe. In his mother's mountain village he encounters a Balkan vampire. Subsequently as his journey continues across Europe he discovers that ghosts keep appearing...

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On the Road

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

Blending fiction and autobiography, this novel swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America.

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On the Road

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and...

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Bad Debts

Bad Debts

Peter Temple

Bad Debts was originally published in 1996 and won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. Peter Temple went on to win the Miles Franklin Award in 2010 for Truth as well many other awards and accolades both in Australia and...

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Black Tide

Black Tide

Peter Temple

Black Tide is the second of Peter Temple's Jack Irish thrillers and was first published in 1999. Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler, part-time cabinetmaker, finder of missing people - is recovering from a foray into the criminal...

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

As a major work of modern literature, this title retains its controversial status. What was the author's intention? Were her intentions iconoclastic? Were they feminist? Were they Christian or post-Christian? It also includes...

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Easy Money

Easy Money

Jens Lapidus

Introducing the breathtaking new Scandinavian bestseller

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The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn

W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse

A record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia.

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Pierre: Or the Ambiguities

Pierre: Or the Ambiguities

Herman Melville, William C. Spengemann

Contains one long brain-muddling, soul-bewildering ambiguity, like Melchisedeck, without beginning or end - a labyrinth without a clue - an Irish bog without so much as a Jacko 'the' lantern to guide the wanderer's footsteps - the...

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The Abominable Man

The Abominable Man

Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo, Lee Child

The seventh book in the classic Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s and 70s - the novels that shaped the future of Scandinavian crime writing.

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The Suicide Shop

The Suicide Shop

Jean Teule

Has your life been a failure? Let's make your death a success.

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Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

Almayer’s Folly: A Story of an Eastern River

Joseph Conrad

Wanting nothing but the best for his beloved daughter, Nina, Kasper Almayer strives for fortune while inadvertently causing his own collapse with greed.

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Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums

Marjane Satrapi

In November 1955, Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's celebrated tar players, is in search of a new instrument. His beloved tar has been broken. He decides that life is no longer worth living. He takes to his bed, renouncing the world...

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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Fuel, David McDuff

Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher...

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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Edgar Allan Poe, Harland Miller, David Galloway

A selection of Edgar Allen Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry that demonstrates his intense interest in aesthetic issues, and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the...

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Faust, Part II

Faust, Part II

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, David Constantine

Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the beautiful Helen of Troy, as well as the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his...

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Faust, Part I: the First Part of the Tragedy

Faust, Part I: the First Part of the Tragedy

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, David Constantine, A. S. Byatt

Goethe's Faust reworks the late-medieval myth of Dr Faust, a brilliant scholar so disillusioned he resolves to make a contract or wager with the devil, Mephistopheles. The devil will do all he asks on Earth and seek to grant him a...

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Charles Dickens: A Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, and a great novelist. This book paints a fresh portrait of Dickens,...

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens, Philip Horne

After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver Twist finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull's...

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Farewell, My Queen

Farewell, My Queen

Chantal Thomas

This historical novel is about the court of Marie-Antoinette in the 3 days following the storming of the Bastille.

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