St Kilda Recommends: Books
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Davis has been called an American virtuoso of the short story form (Salon). Now, for the first time, Davis's short stories are collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 National...
Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport
In the tradition of Helen Garner's The First Stone comes another closely observed, controversial book about sex, consent and power. At the centre of it is Anna Krien's account of the rape trial of a footballer. Both a...
Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to...
The year is 1977 and Reno - so called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to...
Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when...
My Last Sigh: The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel
A provocative memoir from Luis Bunuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from Un Chien Andalou to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Luis Bunuel's films have the power...
No World Concerto
A prismatic and erotic novel of the intersection of multiple worlds, this is the first novel by Roberto Bola o's early writing partner A. G. Porta to be translated into English.
The Death of Ivan Ilych
There is no explanation. Written eight years after the publication of Anna Karenin a--a time during which, despite the global success of his novels, Leo Tolstoy renounced fiction in favor of religious and philosophical...
Here and Now
Offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and is a reflection of two sharp intellects whose pleasure in each other's friendship is apparent on every page.
I Was Behind You
Here is a story of self-discovery, of entering adulthood and of freeing oneself. The tone is sarcastic, lucid, cruel yet realistic. On a background of R&B and funky electronic music, Nicolas argues gives us an impressive and...
Deals with the ordinary life of Dad Lewis, long-time resident of Holt, Colorado, who is now dying of cancer and has months to live and in those last few months the people who love him gather around him. This novel explores the...
House of Earth
Newly discovered, and with an introduction by Johnny Depp, this is legendary American folk singer Woody Guthrie's only finished novel: a compelling portrait of two hardscrabble farmers struggling during the Dust Bowl.
Ghost Wife: A Memoir of Love and Defiance
Michelle Dicinoski has found the love of her life -- and now she just wants to get married and live happily ever after. The only problem is, she's in love with an American woman, Heather, and neither Australia nor America...
Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to be a Pop Star
I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for...
A boy creeps down from a high-rise block at dawn to see the prints left by a fox on the frosty grass. He is TC, eight years old and skipping school. At school and at home he is barely missed. Sophia, seventy-eight, is writing to...
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
A tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods:...
My First Wife
Tells the story of Alexander Herzog, a young writer, who goes to Vienna to escape his debts and a failed love affair. There he is pursued by book-loving Ganna: giddy, girlish, eccentric and wild. Dazzled and unnerved by her...
The Sound of Things Falling
Originally published in Spain 2011 by Alfaguara (Santillana Ediciones Generales) as El ruido de las cosas al caer.
Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California
Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California highlights new work by contemporary artists who are aesthetically and regionally joined through a variety of mediums and demographics. By showcasing unknown and emerging artists...
The Human Part
A true and witty satire on family, society and justice from one of Finland's most acclaimed and garlanded writers.
Instant: A Cultural History of Polaroid
Polaroid, in its time, was what Apple is to ours: the most interesting high tech company on earth. It filled a niche all its own, one that nobody else intruded upon until the very end, and nearly all its brilliance came from the...
101 Essential Rock'n' Roll Albums
This volume is a tribute to the vinyl album and celebrates 101 of rock's most influential records - from The Beatles' 1963 debut Please Please Me - through the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks (1977.) Alongside the big...
Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories
From a prizewinning young writer whose stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South comes a heartwarming and hugely appealing debut collection that explores the way our...
The Polish Boxer
The English-language debut of a major Latin American writer.
Doing it Differently: Urban Trends
The Urban Trends books aim to share key ideas, movements and
influences on city making and urban living. Doing it Differently
looks at a range of creative and innovative solutions to the
challenges of urban living. Creativity...
Beside The Sea
A single mother takes her two sons on a trip to the seaside. They stay in a hotel, drink hot chocolate and go to the funfair. She wants to protect them from a cold and uncomprehending world. She knows that it will be the last trip...
Sea of Ink
In 1626, Bada Shanren is born into the Chinese royal family. When the old Ming Dynasty crumbles, he becomes an artist, committed to capturing the essence of nature with a single brushstroke. Then the rulers of the new Qing Dynasty...
Finland, 1809. Henrik and Erik are brothers who fought on opposite sides in the war between Sweden and Russia. With peace declared, they both return to their snowed-in farm. But who is the master? Sexual tensions, old grudges,...
The Passion According to G. H.
Lispector's most shocking novel.
Lispector at her most philosophically radical.
Near to the Wild Heart
This new translation of Clarice Lispector's sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman's life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence.
Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog
Originally published in Russian by the aemigrae publishers Possev Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, as Vernyi Ruslan, by Georgi Vladimov copyright 1978.
At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement - self exile - on the Normandy coast, writing his anxiously anticipated memoirs and receiving visits from statesmen and biographers. In his library is the...
The Late Lord Byron: A Biography
Originally published in England by John Murrray Ltd. in 1961. --T.p. verso.
In 1937, German author Irmgard Keun had only recently fled Nazi Germany with her lover Joseph Roth when she wrote this slim, exquisite and devastating book. It captures the unbearable tension, contradictions and hysteria of...
Against all expectations, Marcel Fron has made a normal life in a bucolic French suburb in the Ardennes. But on May 10, 1940, as Nazi tanks approach, this timid, happy man must abandon his home and confront the 'Fate' that he has...
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.
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