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  • 1984
    1984
    ORWELL GEORGE / WOOD CHARLOTTE
    ISBN: 9781925355765
    Title: 1984
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE / WOOD CHARLOTTE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction by Charlotte Wood.

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in what remains of a Britain ravaged by revolution. His every move is monitored by the Thought Police, who are responsible for detecting dissent against the Party and its leader, Big Brother-and eliminating it. When he meets Julia, Winston thinks he might have found love, and a fellow loather of the Party. But when the pair are arrested and sent to the sinister Room 101 for re-education, their bond-and commitment to their shared cause-will be tested to its limits.

    George Orwell's dystopian vision of a world enslaved by doublethink and thoughtcrime is as terrifying now as it was on its initial publication in 1949. One of the great classics of the twentieth century, 1984 is a startlingly original and arresting novel about tyranny and the universal struggle of the individual against the malevolent tendencies of the modern state.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • 4 3 2 1
    4 3 2 1
    AUSTER PAUL
    ISBN: 9780571324637
    Title: 4 3 2 1
    Author: AUSTER PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paul Auster's first novel in seven years. His greatest, most provocative, most heartbreaking, most satisfying work. A sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself. A masterpiece.


    On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson's story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid twentieth-century America. A boy grows up - again and again and again.

    As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, 4 3 2 1 is an unforgettable tour de force, the crowning work of this masterful writer's extraordinary career.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 7th FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE
    7th FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE
    BINET LAURENT
    ISBN: 9781910701591
    Title: 7th FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE
    Author: BINET LAURENT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth-century’s towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It’s February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, who is locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident.

    But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? That document was the key to the seventh function of language – an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything.

    Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a global chase that takes them from the corridors of power and academia to backstreet saunas and midnight rendezvous. What they discover is a global conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society. In the world of intellectuals and politicians, everyone is a suspect. And who can you trust when the idea of truth itself is at stake?

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AFTER
    AFTER
    GEMMELL NIKKI
    ISBN: 9781460753057
    Title: AFTER
    Author: GEMMELL NIKKI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life.


    Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn's death raised were endless. Was the decision an act of independence or the very opposite? Was it a desperate act driven by hopelessness and anger, or was her euthanasia a reasoned act of empowerment?

    After is the story of Elayn Gemmell - and the often difficult, prickly relationship between mothers and daughters, and how that changes over time. As anguished as it truthful, as powerful as it is profound, After is about life, death, elderly parents, mothers and daughters, hurt and healing, and about how little, sometimes, we know the ones we love the most.

    A deeply intimate, fiercely beautiful, blazingly bold and important book.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFE : FREEDOM BEING AND APRICOT COCKTAILS
    AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFE : FREEDOM BEING AND APRICOT COCKTAILS
    BAKEWELL SARAH
    ISBN: 9780099554882
    Title: AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFE : FREEDOM BEING AND APRICOT COCKTAILS
    Author: BAKEWELL SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, "You can make philosophy out of this cocktail!"


    From this moment of inspiration, Sartre will create his own extraordinary philosophy of real, experienced life – of love and desire, of freedom and being, of cafés and waiters, of friendships and revolutionary fervour. It is a philosophy that will enthral Paris and sweep through the world, leaving its mark on post-war liberation movements, from the student uprisings of 1968 to civil rights pioneers.

    At the Existentialist Café tells the story of modern existentialism as one of passionate encounters between people, minds and ideas. From the ‘king and queen of existentialism’ – Sartre and de Beauvoir – to their wider circle of friends and adversaries including Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Iris Murdoch, this book is an enjoyable and original journey through a captivating intellectual movement. Weaving biography and thought, Sarah Bakewell takes us to the heart of a philosophy about life that also changed lives, and that tackled the biggest questions of all: what we are and how we are to live.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BETWEEN THEM  : Remembering my Parents
    BETWEEN THEM : Remembering my Parents
    FORD RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781408884690
    Title: BETWEEN THEM : Remembering my Parents
    Author: FORD RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents – an intimate portrait of American mid-twentieth century life, and a celebration of family love

    Richard Ford's parents volunteered little about their early lives – and he rarely asked. Later, he pieced their stories together from anecdote, history and the occasional photograph, frozen moments linking him to another time.

    Edna Akin, a dark-eyed Arkansas beauty whose convent education was cut short by her itinerant parents, fell in love aged only seventeen. Parker Ford was a tall country boy with a warm, hesitant smile, who was working at a grocery in Hot Springs. They married and began a life on the road in the American South, as Parker followed his travelling salesman's job. The 1930s were like one long weekend, a swirl of miles traversed, cocktails drunk and hotel rooms vacated: New Orleans, Memphis, Texarkana. Then a single, late child was born, changing everything.

    In this book, Richard Ford evokes a vivid panorama of mid-twentieth century America, and an intimate portrait of family life. Exploring children's changing perception of their parents, he also reflects on the impact of loss and devotion. Written with the intelligence, precision and humanity for which Ford is renowned, Between Them is both a son's great act of love and a redeeming meditation on family.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • COURSE OF LOVE : A NOVEL
    COURSE OF LOVE : A NOVEL
    DE BOTTON ALAIN
    ISBN: 9780241962138
    Title: COURSE OF LOVE : A NOVEL
    Author: DE BOTTON ALAIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What happens when true love meets real life?

    Meet Rabih and Kirsten. Two people who meet, fall in madly love and get married. In most stories this would be how it ends. Here, it is just the beginning.

    Embarking on a shared life path with no idea where it will lead, both Rabih and Kirsten believe that all you need is love. But in the real world, love isn't a feeling - it's a skill. And once they've settled down, started a home and a family, life gets a lot more complicated. . .

    This is a modern love story. It is a story about learning to survive, endure and flourish in a relationship. Above all, it is a story full of tenderness and sympathy for the hard work of keeping love going, and full of hope that we can make it through.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DAYS WITHOUT END  -  Costa Book of the Year 2016
    DAYS WITHOUT END - Costa Book of the Year 2016
    BARRY SEBASTIAN
    ISBN: 9780571277018
    Title: DAYS WITHOUT END - Costa Book of the Year 2016
    Author: BARRY SEBASTIAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sebastian Barry returns with a sensational new novel set in1850's America

    'A violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making [and] the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I've come across in years.' KAZUO ISHIGURO

    'A beautiful, savage, tender, searing work of art. Sentence after perfect sentence it grips and does not let go.' DONAL RYAN

    'I am thinking of the days without end of my life...'

    After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War.

    Having fled terrible hardships they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges, if only they can survive.

    Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DRY   -   ABIA Book of the Year 2017
    DRY - ABIA Book of the Year 2017
    HARPER JANE
    ISBN: 9781925481372
    Title: DRY - ABIA Book of the Year 2017
    Author: HARPER JANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "You will feel the heat, taste the dust and blink into the glare. The Dry is a wonderful crime novel that shines a light into the darkest corner of a sunburnt country." Michael Robotham

    "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci


    WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY?

    Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well ...

    When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is loath to confront the people who rejected him twenty years earlier. But when his investigative skills are called on, the facts of the Hadler case start to make him doubt this murder-suicide charge.

    And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, old wounds are reopened. For Falk and his childhood friend Luke shared a secret ... A secret Falk thought long-buried ... A secret which Luke's death starts to bring to the surface ...

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • ESSEX SERPENT
    ESSEX SERPENT
    PERRY SARAH
    ISBN: 9781781255452
    Title: ESSEX SERPENT
    Author: PERRY SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge.

    On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith.

    As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both.

    The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.

    Imprint: SERPENTS TAIL
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • GOOD PEOPLE
    GOOD PEOPLE
    KENT HANNAH
    ISBN: 9781743534908
    Title: GOOD PEOPLE
    Author: KENT HANNAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie's voice. A whisper in the dark.

    "Some folk are born different, Nance. They are born on the outside of things, with a skin a little thinner, eyes a little keener to what goes unnoticed by most. Their hearts swallow more blood than ordinary hearts; the river runs differently for them."


    Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference.

    Unable to care for the child alone, Nóra hires a fourteen-year-old servant girl, Mary, who soon hears the whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall upon the widow's house.

    Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheál. For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that old Nance Roche has the knowledge. That she consorts with Them, the Good People. And that only she can return those whom they have taken...

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • GREEN ROAD
    GREEN ROAD
    ENRIGHT ANNE
    ISBN: 9780099539797
    Title: GREEN ROAD
    Author: ENRIGHT ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hanna, Dan, Constance and Emmet return to the west coast of Ireland for a final family Christmas in the home their mother is about to sell. As the feast turns to near painful comedy, an act from Rosaleen - a woman who doesn't know how to love her children - forces them to confront the weight of family ties and the road that brought them home.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • GRIFFITH REVIEW 55 : STATE OF HOPE
    GRIFFITH REVIEW 55 : STATE OF HOPE
    SCHULTZ JULIANNE [ED]
    ISBN: 9781925498295
    Title: GRIFFITH REVIEW 55 : STATE OF HOPE
    Author: SCHULTZ JULIANNE [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A timely and thought-provoking South Australian edition of the most praised literary journal in the country

    Hope is at the heart of South Australia. More than any other state it has shaped its own destiny with large doses of vision and optimism. It has been less frightened of ‘the vision thing’ and demonstrated willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead.

    As a result, the state has produced a disproportionate number of leaders in business, sciences, arts and public policy.

    This spirit is needed more than ever. The state faces profound challenges as the industrial model that shaped twentieth century South Australia is replaced by an uncertain future.

    State of Hope explores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal that draw on the strength of the past. It celebrates the unselfconscious willingness that hope enables.

    State of Hope features leading South Australian writers and others with a connection to or deep knowledge of this unique place, with the distinctive Griffith Review mix of essays, reportage, memoir, fiction and poetry.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • HIS BLOODY PROJECT
    HIS BLOODY PROJECT
    BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
    ISBN: 9781925498257
    Title: HIS BLOODY PROJECT
    Author: BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The year is 1869. After a brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands, a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae is arrested for the crime.

    A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but the police and the courts must decide what drove him to murder the local village constable. And why did he kill his other two victims?

    Was he insane? Or was this the act of a man in possession of his senses? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between the killer and the gallows at Inverness.

    In this compelling and original novel, using the words of the accused, personal testimony, transcripts from the trial and newspaper reports, Graeme Macrae Burnet tells a moving story about the provisional nature of the truth, even when the facts are plain.

    His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the rules can change but justice is absolute.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • HOMO DEUS : A Brief History of Tomorrow
    HOMO DEUS : A Brief History of Tomorrow
    HARARI YUVAL NOAH
    ISBN: 9781784703936
    Title: HOMO DEUS : A Brief History of Tomorrow
    Author: HARARI YUVAL NOAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.

    Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

    War is obsolete
    You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict

    Famine is disappearing
    You are at more risk of obesity than starvation

    Death is just a technical problem
    Equality is out – but immortality is in

    What does our future hold?

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HOUSE OF NAMES
    HOUSE OF NAMES
    TOIBIN COLM
    ISBN: 9781760551421
    Title: HOUSE OF NAMES
    Author: TOIBIN COLM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra - spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling - and her children.

    I HAVE BEEN ACQUAINTED WITH THE SMELL OF DEATH.

    Judged, despised, cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in, the murderess Clytemnestra tells of the deception of Agamemnon, how he sacrificed her eldest daughter - her beloved Iphigenia - to the Trojan campaign; how Clytemnestra used what power she had, seducing the prisoner Aegisthus, turning the government against its lord; plotting the many long years until her beacon fires announce the king's return...

    Electra, daughter of a murdered father, loyal subject of the rightful king, watches Clytemnestra and her lover with cold anger and slow-burning cunning. She watches, as they walk the gardens and corridors of the house of Atreus. She waits for the traitors to become complacent, to believe they are finally safe; she waits for her exiled brother, Orestes, for the boy to become a warrior, for fate to follow him home. She watches and she waits, until her spies announce her brother's return...

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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