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My Dog Gave Me the Clap
My Dog Gave Me the Clap is a tight, funny novel about masculine identity and narrowly missed epiphanies - it is as discomforting as it is engaging....
The Dark Wet
The Dark Wet is the first collection of short stories by Jess Huon. Rich, lyrical and deeply felt, it explores the struggle towards a sense of self and belonging, expressed in three sequences of stories: that of Jed Harp, his...
Thirty Australian Poets
A landmark anthology celebrating a new generation of Australian poets. The year 1968 marked a turning point in Australian poetry, when a dynamic wave of new poets sought to revitalise a 'moribund poetic culture'. At the helm of...
The Ballroom: the Melbourne Punk and Post-punk Scene - a Tell All Memoir
The Ballroom is a brutally frank memoir of what has become known
as one of the most pivotal, fascinating and influential periods of
Australian musical and cultural history. The story is illustrated
with original flyers and...
Slo-Mo Tsunami and Other Poems
Bruce Dawe has received wide recognition as Australia's most popular poet. Slo-Mo Tsunami offers a typically wide range of poems covering personal, social, political and religious issues.
New Romantics Darkess And Light In Australian Art
Through the work of 36 contemporary Australian artists who have reinvigorated this movement, New Romantics traces the influences that led them to this unlikely path. This is the first book that seeks to understand a paradigm shift...
Wild and Woolley: A Publishing Memoir
Novelist and critic Michael Wilding's rollicking account of the heady bohemian days in the 1970s and 80s, charting the growth, the experiments, and the decline of an innovative small press against a background of social upheaval...
New and Selected Poems
The emotional and social power of Gig Ryans poems have exerted an influence over two generations of readers, since the publication of her award-winning collection Division of Anger in 1981. A canonical figure in Australian poetry,...
Frontier Justice: The Global Refugee Crisis and What to Do About it
Frontier Justice is a gripping exploration of the world-wide refugee crisis. Andy Lamey presents the story behind the radical increase in the global number of asylum seekers, set within the historical and philosophical context in...
Pop Life: Inside Smash Hits Australia 1984 - 2007
For Australian teenagers of the 1980s and 90s, Smash Hits magazine provided a fortnightly fix of fun, glamour and pop. It had more fizz than a sherbet bomb, and hundreds of thousands of Australian teenagers were hooked. Pop Life...
The Rattler and Other Stories
This entertaining collection includes a romp of a novella called The Rattler, as well as short stories and micro fiction all set in and around contemporary Melbourne.
Life Kills follows the dark journey and twisted mind ravines of a mysterious unnamed terrorist as he goes about his business. On his flight, stewards Bubbles and Sparkles, pilots Brad and Chad, and a bunch of burnt out z-list...
From the much-loved author of Shadowboxing comes a stunning debut novel in the tradition of Honey Brown, Chris Wommersley, and Kenneth Cook's Wake in Fright . If there's one thing Jesse knows when he sees it, it's trouble.
What the Family Needed
'Okay, tell me which do you want: to be able to fly or to be invisible?' This question leads to thirty years of discoveries, extraordinary strengths and closely guarded secrets. This narrative deals with a family whose members...
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