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  • UNDERWEAR PERFUME AND CRASH HELMET   *
    UNDERWEAR PERFUME AND CRASH HELMET *
    GURR MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780868193861
    Title: UNDERWEAR PERFUME AND CRASH HELMET *
    Author: GURR MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Robert is an MP with a slim majority. His wife, Caroline is a reformed hippy. Into their lives comes Lionel, a right-wing philosopher (2 acts, 3 men, 3 women).

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $18.95

    Price: $18.95
  • UP FOR GRABS / CORPORATE VIBES
    UP FOR GRABS / CORPORATE VIBES
    WILLIAMSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9780868196534
    Title: UP FOR GRABS / CORPORATE VIBES
    Author: WILLIAMSON DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Art dealers: parasites or prophets? Simone Allen would prefer to see herself as the latter, but when she is given the opportunity of her career, a chance to sell one of the better Whiteleys, her behaviour becomes less than angelic as the pressure mounts. Driven sometimes by greed, sometimes by aesthetics, Williamson's characters discover how far they will go when more than just a beautiful work of art is. 'Up for Grabs' in this sexy comedy of manners. (3 men, 4 women).


    Sam, the victim of 'Corporate Vibes', is a real estate developer, a self-made man who gets his way by shouting. When his staff mutiny, he finds himself confronted by a softly-spoken mediator and a demand for building which 'delight the eye' -- the stage is set for a vintage farce. (3 men, 4 women).

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • VIOLENT OUTBURST THAT DREW ME TO YOU
    VIOLENT OUTBURST THAT DREW ME TO YOU
    KRUCKEMEYER FINEGAN
    ISBN: 9781925005325
    Title: VIOLENT OUTBURST THAT DREW ME TO YOU
    Author: KRUCKEMEYER FINEGAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Sixteen-year-old Connor is angry. He doesn't know why, and he doesn't know where to direct it. People and things he once liked annoy him. His parents, his best friend, his once-cool uncle now officially suck. Then, the outburst. Connor is dropped in a forest...for a week...by himself...to calm down. But his anger has travelled with him. Then a girl called Lotte walks into the woods. And she is angry too...

    From Inaugural Sydney Myer Creative Fellowship recipient Finegan Kruckemeyer comes this smart, sweet and fiery tale about two offbeat kids who, at war with the world, find a moment's peace with each other. It's a reminder of the impatient impulse in all of us to kick and scream at the universe, and the equally impatient impulse to lie in a forest glade and plan for the future.

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WALKING INTO THE BIGNESS
    WALKING INTO THE BIGNESS
    FRANKLAND RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925005905
    Title: WALKING INTO THE BIGNESS
    Author: FRANKLAND RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A theatrical collection of stories and songs from Richard Frankland’s extraordinary life as a child abattoir-worker, a young soldier, a fisherman and a field officer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. These are Richard’s tales, given universal voice on the stage. Richard Frankland is a Gunditjmara man and a singer/songwriter, author, and creator of Conversations with the Dead. Working on the front line of Indigenous issues for the past 25 years, his aim has been to facilitate the voice of Indigenous Australians and bridge the gap between black and white.

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WALLFLOWERING      *
    WALLFLOWERING *
    MURRAY PETA
    ISBN: 9780868192987
    Title: WALLFLOWERING *
    Author: MURRAY PETA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A passion for ballroom dancing keeps Peg and Cliff going despite life's little disappointments (2 acts, 1 man, 1 woman, 2 dancers).

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • WALTZING THE WILARRA
    WALTZING THE WILARRA
    MILROY DAVID
    ISBN: 9780868199092
    Title: WALTZING THE WILARRA
    Author: MILROY DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Charlie, Elsa and Fay take you on a musical journey back to 1940’s post-war Perth. Against a backdrop of curfews, and the fear of arrest for consorting, White and Black manage to form their own club. For a night they can forget their worries and experience rare happy times singing, dancing, listening to music, and with a little luck, romance. Forty years on, as the club faces demolition, our three characters meet once again to stage a musical reunion and protest in an attempt to save their old stomping ground. As the trio reflects upon loves lost and found, old arguments and alliances re-surface. Dark secrets and ghosts that have lingered for more than half a century are revealed, and we discover that reconciliation is more than saying sorry.

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $18.95

    Price: $18.95
  • WAR CRIMES
    WAR CRIMES
    BETZIEN ANGELA
    ISBN: 9780868199184
    Title: WAR CRIMES
    Author: BETZIEN ANGELA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Set in a regional coastal town, War Crimes tells a powerful story of five
    disenfranchised young women who are fighting for respect, railing against authority and struggling to form an identity in a small town with limited opportunities. The relocation of an Iraqi refugee family to the town provokes
    a climate of hostility and tension that threatens to violently explode. War Crimes continues Real TVs trademark technique of using real events as pretexts for the creation of relevant and provocative contemporary Australian
    drama.

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • WEB
    WEB
    MULVANY KATE
    ISBN: 9780868199115
    Title: WEB
    Author: MULVANY KATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Travis is headstrong and confident, with the world at his feet. Fred is shy, isolated and dealing with the death of his father. When Travis takes Fred under his wing to help him with a social studies assignment, it triggers an intriguing chain of events that ends in a vicious attack. As the police investigate, it becomes clear that nothing is straightforward in the collision between the virtual and real worlds of the teenage imagination.

    Kate Mulvany has fashioned a gripping and contemporary mystery about a friendship that goes horribly wrong between two young men in a fictional regional town in Australia.

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH MARY JANE
    WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH MARY JANE
    HARMER WENDY
    ISBN: 9781925005226
    Title: WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH MARY JANE
    Author: HARMER WENDY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
    WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
    BOVELL ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780868199283
    Title: WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
    Author: BOVELL ANDREW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It begins with a miracle. On a rainy day in Alice Springs in 2039 a fish falls like manna from heaven to bless the reunion of a father with his long lost son. Perhaps its a sign that the pattern of betrayal and abandonment that began on another rainy day in London in 1959 will come to an end. Wholl stop the rain? Andrew Bovells award-winning When the Rain Stops Falling is powerful storytelling in which the voices of our past echo into our future.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WHERE THE STREETS HAD A NAME
    WHERE THE STREETS HAD A NAME
    CESARE EVA
    ISBN: 9781760622107
    Title: WHERE THE STREETS HAD A NAME
    Author: CESARE EVA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hayaat and her family spend their days dodging curfews, trying to buy a week’s groceries before the sirens blare, remembering their home among the olive groves before it was taken from them. But when the curfew breaks and her beloved grandmother Sitti is taken to hospital, Hayaat sets out on a mission to retrieve a jarful of soil from the family’s old farm so she can grant Sitti’s last wish of touching the soil of her homeland once more. All Hayaat and her friend Samy have to do is cross the hated wall that divides the West Bank and traverse the most dangerous patch of land on earth. Eva Di Cesare has adapted Abdel Fattah’s book into a daring adventure of freedom and friendship, exile and courage, family and love.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WHOS AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS
    WHOS AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS
    BOVELL ANDREW ET AL
    ISBN: 9781925005240
    Title: WHOS AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS
    Author: BOVELL ANDREW ET AL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Five plays are intertwined in one in this story of fringe dwellers, living in an age of social, economic and moral deprivation. Mostly without work, and politically disengaged, they work at survival.

    'With intelligence, well-judged humour and the searching qualities of truly memorable theatre, the play peels away political propaganda and notions of correctness to present a candid, difficult, searing portrait of the poor and marginalised.' SMH

    Who's Afraid of the Working Class? was adapted into the film, Blessed. (9 male, 10 female).

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • WINYANBOGA YURRINGA
    WINYANBOGA YURRINGA
    JAMES ANDREA
    ISBN: 9781760622909
    Title: WINYANBOGA YURRINGA
    Author: JAMES ANDREA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: May 2019 New Release

    Six Indigenous women gather on country for what seems like a fun camping trip by the river, a chance to get away from the daily grind, a time to natter and laugh.

    A photographer, a museum curator, a community leader, a young and troubled niece, a besieged mother and a park ranger these strikingly different contemporary Aboriginal women joke and bicker, rile each other one minute and comfort each other the next. And when the peace of the campsite is upended, they band together to make it right.
    Winyanboga Yurringa weaves through questions about place and trauma, blackness and community, responsibility and ownership.

    Inspired by the iconic TV show Women of the Sun, Andrea James's moving and gently provocative play celebrates the power of kinship and acceptance, and what it really means to be connected to country.

    Winyanboga Yurringa is a work of great feeling, fraught with tension, leavened with laughter and racked with gut felt anger. Keith Gallasch, RealTime

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • WOLF LULLABY
    WOLF LULLABY
    BELL HILARY
    ISBN: 9780868196688
    Title: WOLF LULLABY
    Author: BELL HILARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on nine-year-old Lizzie. Angela, Lizzie's young mother, is convinced her daughter is guilty. She must make the torturous choice between ignoring what her intuition tells her, and presenting Lizzie to the police with painfully extracted information. Lizzie is constantly haunted by a 'Wolf', which seems to overwhelm her and, in her own words, 'swallow' her. It is not only Lizzie who is changed forever by the act. Her father Warren, bewildered and full of denial, and the local policeman, Ray, find their accepted beliefs crumbling around them. And Angela, at the end of the play, does not know how she will go on. (2 male; 2 female).

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WONDERLANDS
    WONDERLANDS
    THOMSON KATHERINE
    ISBN: 9780868197289
    Title: WONDERLANDS
    Author: THOMSON KATHERINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In 1931, during a wild afternoon’s ride, Alice, a white station owner makes a tentative pact with her Aboriginal head stockman, Jim, to hand her land back to him and his people. An unfortunate accident prevents it from happening, and noone learns of their mutual understanding; and Alice and her pioneering father’s records of the Yirralong people’s occupation of the land are lost.

    Imprint: Currency Press
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • X-STACY
    X-STACY
    FORDE MARGERY
    ISBN: 9780868196022
    Title: X-STACY
    Author: FORDE MARGERY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Drawn by the power of the beat and the tribal escape of dance, Ben hangs out with Fergus, a choice rave DJ who is heading for the stars. For Zoe, an aspiring DJ, music is the drug and she's addicted. Ben's mother seeks rapture through the Church and the stories of the saints. And Stacy...?

    When his younger sister, Stacy, wants to check out the rave scene, Ben known he'll have to watch out for her. And tonight she's going to drop her first ecstasy tab. Later, when everything goes totally wrong, Ben can't forgive himself and his mother retreats into the Church. But it is time to face up to the truth about what really happened that night. 2 men, 4 women.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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