ISBN: 9781741666700 Title: NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH Author: FLANAGAN RICHARD Format: TRADE PAPER COVER Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE
A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. What would you do if you saw the love of your life, whom you thought dead for the last quarter of a century, walking towards you? Richard Flanagan's story of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel, from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival, from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking its title from 17th-century haiku poet Basho's travel journal, The Narrow Road to the Deep North is about the impossibility of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds.
ISBN: 9780099586982 Title: FLAMETHROWERS Author: KUSHNER RACHEL Format: PAPER COVER Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE
Reno mounts her motorcycle and sets a collision course for New York. In 1977 the city is alive with art, sensuality and danger. She falls in with a bohemian clique colonising downtown and the lines between reality and performance begin to bleed.
ISBN: 9781846972294 Title: FOREVER GIRL : A NOVEL Author: SMITH ALEXANDER MCCALL Format: HARD COVER Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE
From the author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - a stand-alone, big-hearted and often heartbreaking novel about unrequited love and the unexpected places it takes us.
ISBN: 9780091953935 Title: LIE Author: DUNMORE HELEN Format: TRADE PAPER COVER Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE
Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life, forged in a crucible of shared suffering. Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more real than the quiet fields around him. He is about to step into the unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie? Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the UK's most acclaimed storytellers.