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The Source of the Sound

The Source of the Sound

Patrick Holland

The Source of the Sound traces the journeys of exiles in search of home. The collection is littered with the mise-en-scene of being lost: motel rooms, alcohol abuse, prostitution ... Yet, in each story there is some elemental...

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The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Children

Christina Stead

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...

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 Read reviewGriffith Review 30: The Annual Fiction Edition

Griffith Review 30: The Annual Fiction Edition

Julianne Schultz

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...

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 Read reviewSomebody To Love

Somebody To Love

Steve Holden

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...

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Michelle Paver

A terrifying 1930s ghost story set in the haunting wilderness of the far north.

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The Countesses of Castello

The Countesses of Castello

Milena Agus

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...

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 Read reviewHarbour

Harbour

John Ajvide Lindqvist

On a winter trip home to the island of Domaro, Anders and Cecilia take their daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse. And Maja disappears. Two years later, alone and more or less permanently drunk, Anders returns to...

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 Read reviewThe Convalescent

The Convalescent

Jessica Anthony

'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...

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 Read reviewNight Street

Night Street

Kristel Thornell

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...

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 Read reviewUtopian Man

Utopian Man

Lisa Lang

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,...

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 Read reviewThe Body in the Clouds

The Body in the Clouds

Ashley Hay

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...

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 Read reviewOther Stories

Other Stories

Wayne Macauley

Wayne Macauley's Other Stories collects a variety of short fiction that he has published in literary magazines over the past 18 years. Despite the work's lengthy gestation, these stories demonstrate an impressive unity of vision,...

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 Read reviewReading Madame Bovary

Reading Madame Bovary

Amanda Lohrey

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...

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The Accident

The Accident

Ismail Kadare

In Vienna a taxi strikes the crash barrier, flinging its passengers out as it spins through the air. The driver cannot explain why he lost control; only that the couple in the back seat seemed to be about to kiss. Set against the...

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 Read reviewUnion Atlantic

Union Atlantic

Adam Haslett

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.

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 Special price Read reviewLunatic In My Head

Lunatic In My Head

Anjum Hasan

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.

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Comrades

Comrades

Dominic Knight

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...

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 Read reviewMy Sister Chaos

My Sister Chaos

Lara Fergus

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.

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 Read reviewErrol, Fidel And The Cuban Rebel Girls

Errol, Fidel And The Cuban Rebel Girls

Boyd Anderson

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...

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 Read reviewEquator

Equator

Wayne Ashton

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...

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The Complete Cosmicomics

The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, William Weaver

Includes stories about the evolution of the universe, with characters that are fashioned from mathematical formulae and cellular structures.

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The Vintage And The Gleaning

The Vintage And The Gleaning

Jeremy Chambers

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...

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Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Stephen Sewell

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...

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 Read reviewThe Radleys

The Radleys

Matt Haig

In the village of Bishopthorpe lives a dysfunctional but happy family. Peter Radley is the village doctor, and his wife, Helen, is a member of the local book club. Their children Clara and Rowan are experiencing the standard...

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And This Is True

And This Is True

Emily Mackie

A striking first novel by a young writer - the tale of a highly unusual rites of passage which confronts one of the strongest taboos.

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 Read reviewSingularity

Singularity

Charlotte Grimshaw

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...

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 Read reviewRoddy Parr

Roddy Parr

Peter Rose

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...

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New and Rediscovered

New and Rediscovered

Vicki Viidikas, Barry Scott

For the first time New and Rediscovered makes available some of the legendary Australian writers previously unpublished writing and drawings alongside a comprehensive selection of her published poetry and prose.Vicki Viidikas work...

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Android Karenina

Android Karenina

Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters

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...

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 Read reviewThe Dead Fish Museum

The Dead Fish Museum

Charles D'Ambrosio

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...

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 Read reviewMen of Bad Character

Men of Bad Character

Kathleen Stewart

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...

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Sustenance

Sustenance

Simone Lazaroo

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...

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 Read reviewBoth Ways Is The Only Way I Want It

Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It

Maile Meloy

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...

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Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

John M. Green

Wealthy stock trader Michael Hunt is a secretive man with a past he's not even shared with Sonya, his university professor wife. But Sonya is forced to start piecing it together when Michael suddenly goes missing, leaving her with...

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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Gregory Day

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...

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Killing Richard Dawson

Killing Richard Dawson

Robin Baker

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...

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The Daylight And The Dust

The Daylight And The Dust

Janet Frame

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...

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The Vulture

The Vulture

Gil Scott-Heron

New edition of the first novel by the legendary poet, musician and Godfather of Rap

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The Tulip Virus

The Tulip Virus

Danielle Hermans

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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