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  • ALLEGRA IN THREE PARTS   -   Indie Book Awards 2020 Debut Fiction Book of the Year
    ALLEGRA IN THREE PARTS - Indie Book Awards 2020 Debut Fiction Book of the Year
    DANIEL SUZANNE
    ISBN: 9781760788339
    Title: ALLEGRA IN THREE PARTS - Indie Book Awards 2020 Debut Fiction Book of the Year
    Author: DANIEL SUZANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    'Stunning' Herald Sun

    A tender, coming-of-age novel from Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction-winning author Suzanne Daniel.

    The only things 11-year-old Allegra's grandmothers share are a deep love for her, their hatred for each other and the fence between their homes.

    Allegra is forced to divide herself into parts to appease those who profess to love her - but at what cost?

    WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR DEBUT FICTION 2020

    'Stellar debut...a story of family, second-wave feminism, faith, friendship' Marie Claire

    'Will fly off the shelves into bookclub living rooms, where it will be admired for its imagination and heart.' Canberra Times

    'Allegra drew me into her life from the first page and I didn't want to leave. Funny, smart, tender and wise, this is a book to curl up with by the fire or basking on the beach. I loved it.' Liz Byrski

    'The momentum of the novel swings along at pace. Daniel's gift for authentic characters and her understanding of the way in which the past is tattooed on the present make this a delightfully thought-provoking romp.' Weekend Australian

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • DISCOMFORT OF EVENING  -   Man Booker International Prize 2020
    DISCOMFORT OF EVENING - Man Booker International Prize 2020
    RIJNEVELD MARIEKE LUCAS
    ISBN: 9780571349364
    Title: DISCOMFORT OF EVENING - Man Booker International Prize 2020
    Author: RIJNEVELD MARIEKE LUCAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Man Booker International Prize 2020

    ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S TOP TEN BEST NEW BOOKS IN TRANSLATION

    The sensational Dutch bestseller: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's extraordinary portrait of a farming family distorted by grief, translated by Michele Hutchison.

    I asked God if he please couldn't take my brother Matthies instead of my rabbit. 'Amen.' Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her skin as protection against harsh winters; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads; the sound of 'blush words' that aren't in the Bible. But when a tragic accident ruptures the family, her curiosity warps into a vortex of increasingly disturbing fantasies - unlocking a darkness that threatens to derail them all.

    A bestselling sensation in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's radical debut novel is studded with images of wild, violent beauty: a world of language unlike any other.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • END OF THE MYTH : The Meaning of the Border in the New America   -   Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2020
    END OF THE MYTH : The Meaning of the Border in the New America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2020
    GRANDIN GREG
    ISBN: 9781250179821
    Title: END OF THE MYTH : The Meaning of the Border in the New America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2020
    Author: GRANDIN GREG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ever since this nation's inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an exceptional nation-democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America hasa new symbol: the border wall.

    In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaningof the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history-from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America's constant expansion-fighting wars and opening markets-served as a "gate of escape," helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this deflection meant that the country's problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. And now, the combined catastrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back home.

    It is this new reality, Grandin says, that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism, the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency. The border wall may or may not be built, but it will survive as a rallying point, an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism.

    Imprint: St Martin's Press
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • EXPLODED VIEW   -   Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    EXPLODED VIEW - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    TIFFANY CARRIE
    ISBN: 9781922268662
    Title: EXPLODED VIEW - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    Author: TIFFANY CARRIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Must a girl always be a part?

    How can she become a whole?

    In the late 1970s, in the forgotten outer suburbs, a girl has her hands in the engine of a Holden. A sinister new man has joined the family. He works as a mechanic and operates an unlicensed repair shop at the back of their block.

    The family is under threat. The girl reads the Holden workshop manual for guidance. She resists the man with silence, then with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives - in the engine of the car.

    Spare, poetic and intensely visual, Exploded View is the powerful new novel from the author of Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living and Mateship with Birds - one of Australia's most celebrated writers and winner of the inaugural Stella Prize.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT : Poems
    FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT : Poems
    GLUCK LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780374535773
    Title: FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT : Poems
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry


    A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize-winning poet


    Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event in this country's literature" in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception.

    You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it's the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight's undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you've always known, that first primer where "on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball" and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, "the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball." Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.?

    Imprint: Farrar Straus and Giiroux
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • GIRL WOMAN OTHER   -   Joint Booker Prize Winner 2019
    GIRL WOMAN OTHER - Joint Booker Prize Winner 2019
    EVARISTO BERNARDINE
    ISBN: 9780241984994
    Title: GIRL WOMAN OTHER - Joint Booker Prize Winner 2019
    Author: EVARISTO BERNARDINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

    Grace is a Victorian orphan dreaming of the mysterious African father she will never meet.

    Winsome is a young Windrush bride, recently arrived from Barbados.

    Amma is the fierce queen of her 1980s squatters' palace.

    Morgan, who used to be Megan, is blowing up on social media, the newest activist-influencer on the block.

    Twelve very different people, mostly black and female, more than a hundred years of change, and one sweeping, vibrant, glorious portrait of contemporary Britain. Bernardine Evaristo presents a gloriously new kind of history for this old country- ever-dynamic, ever-expanding and utterly irresistible.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL  -  CWA Gold Dagger Winner 2020
    GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL - CWA Gold Dagger Winner 2020
    ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780733644610
    Title: GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL - CWA Gold Dagger Winner 2020
    Author: ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WINNER 2020 CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD

    NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

    One needs saving. The other needs justice ... An unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham.

    The girl with no past.

    Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.

    The boy who survived.

    Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.

    GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, bestselling author of THE OTHER WIFE and THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.

    PRAISE FOR GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL

    'Unputdownable'
    - Stephen King

    'This page-turning, emotional thriller keeps you thinking and guessing until the end' Herald Sun

    'Every chapter delivers an unpredictable development, while two storylines gradually come closer until they overlap, with violent consequences' Weekend Australian

    'A classic page-turner with a cracker ending' Good Weekend

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • HAMNET   -   Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    HAMNET - Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    OFARRELL MAGGIE
    ISBN: 9781472223807
    Title: HAMNET - Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    Author: OFARRELL MAGGIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

    'Dazzling. Devastating' Kamila Shamsie

    'Stunning... deserves to win prizes' Marian Keyes

    A stunning new departure for Maggie O'Farrell's fiction, HAMNET is the heart-stopping story behind Shakespeare's most famous play.

    On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home?

    Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week.

    HAMNET is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief. It is also the story of a kestrel and its mistress; flea that boards a ship in Alexandria; and a glovemaker's son who flouts convention in pursuit of the woman he loves. Above all, it is a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS   -   Indie Book Awards 2020 Children's Book of the Year
    ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS - Indie Book Awards 2020 Children's Book of the Year
    BAYLY SAMI
    ISBN: 9780734419019
    Title: ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF UGLY ANIMALS - Indie Book Awards 2020 Children's Book of the Year
    Author: BAYLY SAMI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Marvel as you enter the fascinating hidden world of ugly animals in this encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom's most unusual and beauty-challenged species. It's time for ugly animals to shine!

    With more than sixty ugly animals to explore, this compendium of the unusual celebrates the beauty in 'ugliness'. Children and adults alike will pore over the breathtaking scientific illustrations of unusual animals, debating their relative ugliness and merits, learning about science and nature along the way.

    Featuring illustrations and facts about the thorniest species the animal kingdom has to offer, from the naked mole rat to the goblin shark, aye-aye, sphinx cat, blobfish and many more 'ugly' beauties.

    This gorgeous hardcover book is illustrated in exquisite detail by exciting new Australian talent, Sami Bayly.

    Imprint: Lothian Children's Books
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • MIRROR AND THE LIGHT    (The Wolf Hall Trilogy)   -   Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    MIRROR AND THE LIGHT (The Wolf Hall Trilogy) - Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    MANTEL HILARY
    ISBN: 9780007480999
    Title: MIRROR AND THE LIGHT (The Wolf Hall Trilogy) - Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020
    Author: MANTEL HILARY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

    'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?'

    England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour.

    Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?

    With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

    Imprint: Fourth Estate
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • NICKEL BOYS   -   Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2020
    NICKEL BOYS - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2020
    WHITEHEAD COLSON
    ISBN: 9780708899427
    Title: NICKEL BOYS - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2020
    Author: WHITEHEAD COLSON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2020
    Author of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
    , Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.

    Praise for Pulitzer Prize-winning THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:

    'My book of the year by some distance . . . luminous, furious, wildly inventive' Observer

    'An engrossing and harrowing novel' Sunday Times

    'Tells one of the most compelling stories I have ever read' Guardian

    Whitehead is a superb storyteller . . . [he] brilliantly intertwines his allegory with history . . . writing at the peak of his game' Telegraph

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    Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clearsighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, intellectual and moral training' which will equip its inmates to become 'honorable and honest men'.

    In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King's ringing assertion, 'Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.' But Elwood's fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors.

    The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.

    Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, THE NICKEL BOYS is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States.

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • NO ONE   -   Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    NO ONE - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    HUGHES JOHN
    ISBN: 9781760800291
    Title: NO ONE - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    Author: HUGHES JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the ghost hours of a Monday morning a man feels a dull thud against the side of his car near the entrance to Redfern Station. He doesn’t stop immediately. By the time he returns to the scene, the road is empty, but there is a dent in the car, high up on the passenger door, and what looks like blood. Only a man could have made such a dent, he thinks. For some reason he looks up, though he knows no one is there. Has he hit someone, and if so, where is the victim?
    So begins a story that takes us to the heart of contemporary Australia’s festering relationship to its indigenous past. A story about guilt for acts which precede us, crimes we are not sure we have committed, crimes gone on so long they now seem criminal-less.

    Part crime novel, part road movie, part love story, No One takes its protagonist to the very heart of a nation where non-existence is the true existence, where crimes cannot be resolved and guilt cannot be redeemed, and no one knows what to do with ghosts that are real.

    Imprint: University of WA Publishing
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • POEMS 1962-2012
    POEMS 1962-2012
    GLUCK LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780374534097
    Title: POEMS 1962-2012
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The collected works of the inimitable Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape-Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain-persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made.

    From the outset ("Come here / Come here, little one"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms."


    From within the earth's

    bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness

    my friend the moon rises:

    she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful?


    To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

    Imprint: Farrar Straus and Giiroux
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • QUEENIE   -   British Book Awards Book of the Year 2020
    QUEENIE - British Book Awards Book of the Year 2020
    CARTY-WILLIAMS CANDICE
    ISBN: 9781409180074
    Title: QUEENIE - British Book Awards Book of the Year 2020
    Author: CARTY-WILLIAMS CANDICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, QUEENIE is about identity, independence and carving your own path. For fans of Dolly Alderton, Sally Rooney, Kiley Reid, and Fleabag.

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times' Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the Booker Prize

    'Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking' Jojo Moyes

    'A must-read novel about sex, selfhood, and the best friendships that get us through it all' Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City

    Queenie is a twenty-five-year-old Black woman living in south London, straddling Jamaican and British culture whilst slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white, middle-class peers, and beg to write about Black Lives Matter. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie finds herself seeking comfort in all the wrong places.

    As Queenie veers from one regrettable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be? - the questions that every woman today must face in a world that keeps trying to provide the answers for them.

    A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, Queenie will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way. A disarmingly honest, boldly political and truly inclusive tale that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and acceptance and found something very different in its place.

    Imprint: Hodder Headline
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • RETURNS   -   Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    RETURNS - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    SALOM PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781925760262
    Title: RETURNS - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2020
    Author: SALOM PHILIP
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Elizabeth posts a 'room for rent' notice in Trevor's bookshop and is caught off-guard when Trevor answers the ad himself. She expected a young student not a middle-aged bookseller whose marriage has fallen apart. But Trevor is attracted to Elizabeth's house because of the empty shed in her backyard, the perfect space for him to revive the artistic career he abandoned years earlier. The face-blind, EH Holden-driving Elizabeth is a solitary and feisty book editor, and she accepts him, on probation...

    Miles Franklin finalist Philip Salom has a gift for depicting the inner states of his characters with empathy and insight. In this poignant yet upbeat novel the past keeps returning in the most unexpected ways. Elizabeth is at the beck and call of her ageing mother, and the associated memories of her childhood in a Rajneesh community. Trevor's Polish father disappeared when Trevor was fifteen, and his mother died not knowing whether he was dead or alive. The authorities have declared him dead, but is he?

    The Returns is a story about the eccentricities, failings and small triumphs that humans are capable of, a novel that pokes fun at literary and artistic pretensions, while celebrating the expansiveness of art, kindness and friendship.

    Imprint: Transit Lounge
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO : Power Control and Domestic Violence    -   Winner of The Stella Prize 2020
    SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO : Power Control and Domestic Violence - Winner of The Stella Prize 2020
    HILL JESS
    ISBN: 9781760641405
    Title: SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO : Power Control and Domestic Violence - Winner of The Stella Prize 2020
    Author: HILL JESS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of The Stella Prize 2020

    At the office of Safe Steps, Victoria's dedicated 24/7 family violence response call centre, phone counsellors receive a call every three minutes. Many women are repeat callers- on average, they will go back to an abusive partner eight times before leaving for good. 'You must get so frustrated when you think a woman's ready to leave and then she decides to go back,' I say. 'No,' replies one phone counsellor, pointedly. 'I'm frustrated that even though he promised to stop, he chose to abuse her again.'

    Women are abused or killed by their partners at astonishing rates- in Australia, almost 17 per cent of women over the age of fifteen - one in six - have been abused by an intimate partner.

    In this confronting and deeply researched account, journalist Jess Hill uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest - and most intimate - ways imaginable. She asks- What do we know about perpetrators? Why is it so hard to leave? What does successful intervention look like?

    What emerges is not only a searing investigation of the violence so many women experience, but a dissection of how that violence can be enabled and reinforced by the judicial system we trust to protect us.

    Combining exhaustive research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.

    Imprint: Black Inc.
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
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