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A Girl Made of Air

A Girl Made of Air

Nydia Hetherington

A lyrical debut packed with myth, magic and folklore, perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern and Angela Carter

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 Read reviewFlyaway

Flyaway

Kathleen Jennings

A captivating debut novel that transforms the familiar Australian landscape into a place of monsters and magic, cruelty and fear.     

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.  

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 Read reviewGingerbread

Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi, the prize-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What is Not Yours is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel about motherhood, family legacy and... gingerbread.

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 Read reviewThe Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

Erin Morgenstern

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Night Circus comes a timeless love story set in a secret underground world - a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. ...

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The Island Child

The Island Child

Molly Aitken

A rich, haunting and deeply moving novel about the power and the danger in a mother's love, from one of the most exciting new voices in Irish fiction

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 Special priceSmart Ovens for Lonely People

Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Elizabeth Tan

Conspiracies, memes, and therapies of various efficacy underpin this beguiling short-story collection from Elizabeth Tan.

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 Read reviewMelmoth

Melmoth

Sarah Perry

From the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent comes a darkly inventive and deeply moving novel that speaks urgently to our times.    

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The Lost Future of Pepperharrow

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow

Natasha Pulley

Step back into the enchanting world of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. This extraordinary sequel takes readers to Japan, where time, destiny and love collide to electrifying effect

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The Swan Book

Alexis Wright

Shortlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Award

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The Passion

The Passion

Jeanette Winterson

inventive and brilliant' Guardian'As moving and funny as it is skilful, and reflects the author's formidable appetite for life' Sunday Times'A book of great imaginative audacity and assurance...brilliantly physical (and funny)...

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 Read reviewFrom Here on, Monsters

From Here on, Monsters

Elizabeth Bryer

A Naomi Alderman, Paul Auster or Emily St John Mandel for Australian letters - Elizabeth Bryer is a powerful new voice: an imagination like no other.

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Angela Carter, Helen Simpson

This title comes with an introduction by Helen Simpson. From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing...

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Flames

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Two siblings traverse the southern island to try to find their way back to each other in this tale about grief and love and the bonds of family.

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 Read reviewThe Snow Child

The Snow Child

Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears...

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 Read reviewThe Night Circus

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall, Closes at Dawn.

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Beauty is a Wound

Beauty is a Wound

Eka Kurniawan

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.

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If Cats Disappeared From The World

If Cats Disappeared From The World

Genki Kawamura, Eric Selland

A million-copy bestseller, a poignant and thought-provoking Japanese tale that asks what it really is that makes life worth living.

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Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

Andrea Lawlor

Transposing Virginia Woolf's Orlando to 90s San Francisco, this novel of transgender metamorphosis is a wild, sexy, funny and moving story of living on the edge.    

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 Read reviewHer Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

'Impossible, imperfect, unforgettable.' - Roxane Gay - Demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. 

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 Read reviewWintering

Wintering

Krissy Kneen

From 2018 Stella Prize-shortlistee Krissy Kneen, an evocative and mysterious novel about inexplicable disappearances and thylacines set in the remote south of Tasmania

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