Sydney in Photos by Tim Denoodle

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Everything in Sydney competes for your attention: the sight of a yacht race in the wake of a ferry; the sizzle of barbecues at the local park; the bustle of shoppers in one of the many malls, arcades or markets; or the squeal of kids chasing each other into the crashing surf.

But wherever you go in this city, you'll feel the pull of the Sydney's saltwater fringe, from the quiet harbour coves that carve to the west, to the wild and playful ocean beyond the heads.

This book showcases images of Sydney's many `faces' - both iconic places and hidden gems.

See the city through a travel photographer's eyes and you'll surely appreciate why so many people find themselves returning again and again to Sydney's famous shorelines.

Green Burgers: Over 50 Delicious Vegetarian Burger Recipes by Martin Nordin

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Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just trying to cut down on meat, veggie burgers make a tempting, filling meal.

And as Martin Nordin explains, they're far from boring - in fact, because there are no rules or blueprint, you're free to push the burger boundaries.

In Green Burgers, Martin shares recipes packed full of flavor and nutrition - from the classic BBQ Portobello Burger to the Zucchini Burger with Wild Garlic. Experiment with unexpected flavours such as Zucchini Kimchi and Deep-Fried Plantain. The delicious patties are just the beginning - try making your own Charcoal Burger Buns, top your burgers with Purple Cabbage and Apple Sauerkraut, and serve with Roasted Sweet-Potato Fries.

With chapters on burgers, buns, sides, pickles, and sauces, Green Burgers has all you need to make the perfect plant-based burgers and sides at home.

ISBN:
9781784881436
Category:
Vegetarian cookery
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
259.08x194.82mm

Eat Happy: 30-Minute Feelgood Food by Melissa Hemsley

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Comfort and indulgence are at the heart of Melissa Hemsley's flavoursome, healthy food, with plenty of ideas for everyday meals, batch cooking, cutting down on kitchen waste, and meals that can be enjoyed for supper and leftovers for a packed lunch.

Bestselling co-author of The Art of Eating Well and Good + Simple and home cook, Melissa Hemsley presents quick and easy dishes featuring supermarket ingredients and designed to see you through the whole week - tempting breakfasts to family dinners and lunches, as well as party food, snacks, baking, desserts, drinks, and simple, healthier versions of takeaway favourites.

Amongst the 120 brand-new recipes are, Breaded Chicken Katsu Curry, Sesame Salmon with Miso Veg Traybake, Roast Carrots with Pomegranate Molasses and Pistachios, Coconut Chocolate Clusters and Ginger Fruit Loaf.

These are delicious alternatives and satisfying treats that encourage even the most time-poor cook to take pleasure in healthy fast food that puts taste first.

ISBN:
9781785036637
Category:
Cookery / food & drink etc
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
252x192mm

Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood by Bertil Scali and Edgar Feuchtwanger

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An eminent historian recounts the Nazi rise to power from his unique perspective as a young Jewish boy in Munich, living with Adolf Hitler as his neighbor.
Edgar Feuchtwanger came from a prominent German-Jewish family--the only son of a respected editor and the nephew of a best-selling author, Lion Feuchtwanger. He was a carefree five-year-old, pampered by his parents and his nanny, when Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, moved into the building opposite theirs in Munich.

In 1933 the joy of this untroubled life was shattered. Hitler had been named Chancellor. Edgar's parents, stripped of their rights as citizens, tried to protect him from increasingly degrading realities. In class, his teacher had him draw swastikas, and his schoolmates joined the Hitler Youth.

Watching events unfold from his window, Edgar bore witness to the Night of the Long Knives, the Anschluss, and Kristallnacht. Jews were arrested; his father was imprisoned at Dachau. In 1939 Edgar was sent on his own to England, where he would make a new life, a career, have a family, and strive to forget the nightmare of his past--a past that came rushing back when he decided, at the age of eighty-eight, to tell the story of his buried childhood and his infamous neighbor.

ISBN:
9781590518649
Category:
Biography: historical
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
07-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Other Press LLC
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
215.9x147.32x22.86mm
Weight:
0.37kg

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

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This voyage is special. It will change everything...

One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on... and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost.

Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?

In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.

ISBN:
9781911215738
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm

Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband by Barbara Toner

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A charming and witty novel, set in a small country town in 1919.

'When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O'Connell and Pearl McLeary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was inevitable.'

It's September 1919. The war is over, and everyone who was going to die from the flu has done so. But there's a shortage of husbands and women in strife will flounder without a male to act on their behalf.

And in the southern NSW town of Prospect, four ladies bereft of men have problems that threaten to overwhelm them.

Beautiful Louisa Worthington, whose dashing husband died for King and Country, is being ruined by the debts he left behind.

Young Maggie O'Connell, who lost her mother in childbirth and her father to a redhead, is raising her two wayward brothers and fighting for land she can't prove is hers.

Adelaide Nightingale has a husband, but he's returned from the war in a rage and is refusing to tackle the thieving manager of their famous family store.

Pearl McLeary, Adelaide's new housekeeper, must find her missing fiancU before it's too late and someone dies.

Thank God these desperate ladies have a solution- a part-time husband who will rescue them all. To find him, they'll advertise. To afford him, they'll share . . .

ISBN:
9780143787556
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2018
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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'Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.'
- Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

'An American Marriage is a stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams.'
- Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

'An American Marriage asks hard questions about injustice and betrayal, and answers them with a heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded.'
- Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.

Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a deeply insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward - with hope and pain - into the future.

ISBN:
9780143789604
Category:
Dating
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2018
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia

The Murdoch Method: Notes on Running a Media Empire by Irwin Stelzer

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Rupert Murdoch is one of the most notorious and successful businessmen of our age.

Now, for the first time, an insider within the Murdoch empire reveals the formidable method behind the man. Irwin Stelzer, Murdoch's chief financial advisor and closest personal aide for 35 years reveals what makes Rupert tick and how he grew from humble beginnings as the owner of an Adelaide newspaper, to becoming the head of a globe-circling enterprise worth over US$35 billion.

But this isn't just a straight-forward business memoir. Rather, Stelzer explores what makes Murdoch so unique: whether that be down to his love of taking risks, his mistrust of the establishment, or his unconventional management style.

Revealing what really happened during Murdoch's most infamous moments, Stelzer examines how Murdoch navigated both his success and his failures: including his tussles with regulators, his doomed foray into social media, his victories over trade unions, and how he handled the fallout of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Venerated, despised, admired and mistrusted, Murdoch has left an indelible imprint on the world of business, media and politics. Read this engrossing account to find out how he did it.

ISBN:
9781786494009
Category:
Business & management
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-03-2018
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm

The World's Best BFFs by Birdie Baker, Nadia Bailey and Juppi Juppsen 

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 A Celebration of Truly Perfect Friendships

This fun, colorful, fully illustrated book celebrates the world's most inspiring friendships--real and fictional--making it the perfect gift for
your own BFF.

Is there anything better than seeing photos of Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart palling around? Anything more satisfying than seeing comedy queens Tina Fey and Amy Poehler slay together at the Golden Globes? A great friendship makes us better people--more loyal, more true, more generous and funny, and more able to face the world.
The World's Best BFFs profiles forty of the most awesome and inspiring friendships (real and fictional) throughout history, including Abbi and Ilana, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Oprah and Gayle, Leslie Knope andAnn Perkins, Iggy Pop andDavid Bowie, and many more.

ISBN:
9781925418682
Category:
Humour
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Smith Street Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
200.02x169.34mm
Weight:
0.57kg

Love Sucks by Daria Summers and Emma Munger

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The Truth about Romance from the World's Greatest Cynics

The perfect anti-Valentine's gift, featuring 60 funny, cynical, and down right bitter quotes that prove that love should be avoided at all costs.

Are you tired of hearing about how "love is all you need" (no dice, the Beatles) and that "love will conquer all?" (Ugh ) Does the idea of red roses, balloons, teddy bears, love hearts, chocolates, and birds suddenly appearing make your teeth hurt with all of its sickly, saccharine, cliched insanity? How about some real talk? It's all a farce. Love sucks. As Oscar Wilde said, "Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."
The reality is, love is a madness that makes fools of all of us, and we're definitely better off without it. In the words of Steve Martin, "Love is a promise delivered already broken." Whether you've been burned or broken hearted, or you're just wise to the idiocy of love that all the good folks are, know that you're not alone. Featuring gorgeously dark and quirky illustrations by Emma Munger, Love Sucks is a collection of funny, bitter, and brutally truthful quotes about how terrible love is, from music, film, literature, and history's great and jaded minds.

ISBN:
9781925418699
Category:
Humour
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-02-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Smith Street Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
193.04x170.18x15.24mm
Weight:
0.36kg

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen year old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women.About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah's ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.

ISBN:
9781447286004
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-01-2018
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm

Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

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In the rarified world of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the envy of all the mothers at the school gate.

Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married a true ‘master of the universe’, the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city.

And although this puts her at the centre of this world of hedge funds and privilege, she refuses to conform.

Then, into her precariously balanced life, comes two women: Gwen Hogan, an awkward childhood acquaintance who uncovers an devastating secret about Philippa’s past, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose frank revelations about her upbringing in Spanish Harlem and probing into the women’s private lives unsettles everyone...

‘Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies.’ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

ISBN:
9781925640755
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2018
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Australia
Country of origin:
Australia

Future Home of the Living God  by Louise Erdrich

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Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event.

The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant.

Cedar feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby's origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women, of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in.

It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe.

A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

'Erdrich is one of the greatest living American writers' Guardian

ISBN:
9781472153357
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-11-2017
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
232x154x20mm
Weight:
0.3kg

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth by William Boyd 

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The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life.

A couple chart the journey of their five year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter. And, at the heart of the book, a 24-year old young woman, Bethany Mellmoth, embarks on a year-long journey of wishful and tentative self-discovery.

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface; the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life; and the endless hesitations and loss-of-nerve that wickedly complicate it.

These funny, surprising and moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers.

ISBN:
9780241295885
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
13-11-2017
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
232x152x23mm
Weight:
0.34kg

Artemis by Andy Weir

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The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Martian returns with a new adventure a twisty, smart, high concept thriller about a heist set on the moon.

The #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible near-future adventure.

You grew up on the moon, of course you have a dark side...

Jazz is a small time criminal, subsidising work as a porter on the moon with smuggling a little contraband. But it’s never enough.

When she’s offered the chance to get rich quick she jumps at it. But planning the perfect crime in 1/6th gravity was never going to be easy, especially as there is a conspiracy at the heart of Artemis.

At first it was about the money, then it was about control. Now it’s about survival…

ISBN:
9780091956950
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
13-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x23mm
Weight:
0.42kg

Heather, The Totality by Matthew Weiner

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The explosive debut novel about family, power and privilege from the creator of the award-winning Mad Men.

The Breakstone family arrange themselves around their daughter Heather, and the world seems to follow: beautiful, compassionate, entrancing, she is the greatest blessing in their lives of Manhattan luxury. But as Heather grows - and her empathy sharpens to a point, and her radiance attracts more and more dark interest - their perfect existence starts to fracture. Meanwhile a very different life, one raised in poverty and in violence, is beginning its own malign orbit around Heather.

Matthew Weiner the creator of Mad Men - has crafted an extraordinary first novel of incredible pull and menace. Heather, The Totality demonstrates perfectly his forensic eye for the human qualities that hold modern society together, and pull it apart.

ISBN:
9781786890634
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
144
Dimensions (mm):
214x135mm

Demi-Gods by Eliza Robertson

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A bold debut novel reminiscent of Emma Cline's The Girls; a story of love, lust and the spaces in between, from a 'captivating' (New York Times) new voice in fiction

It is 1950, and Willa's mother has a new beau. The arrival of his blue-eyed, sun-kissed sons at Willa's summer home signals the end of her safe childhood. As her entrancing older sister Joan pairs off with Kenneth, nine-year-old Willa is drawn to his strange and solitary younger brother, Patrick.

Left to their own devices, Willa is swept up in Patrick's wicked games. As they grow up, their encounters become increasingly charged with sexuality and degradation. But when Willa finally tries to reverse the trajectory of their relationship, an act of desperation has devastating results.

Unfolding between the wild freedoms of British Columbia and the glittering beaches of California, Demi-Gods explores a girl's attempt to forge a path of her own choosing in a world where female independence is suspect. Sensitive, playful and entirely original, Eliza Robertson is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary literature.

Eliza Robertson
Eliza Robertson attended the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the 2011 Man Booker Scholarship.

In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize and the Journey Prize.

Her first story collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award and selected as a New York Times Editor' s Choice.

In 2015, she was named one of five emerging writers for the Writer' Trust Five x Five program. She lives in Montreal.

ISBN:
9781408890400
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-11-2017
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
216x135mm
Weight:
0.26kg

Atlantic Black by A. S. Patric

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**Highly Commended 2018 Victorian Premier's Award**

In this haunting new novel, Katerina Klova and her mother are crossing the Atlantic by ocean liner.

When Anne suffers a psychotic breakdown, Katerina is left alone on a ship full of strangers who span classes and stations, all of whom carry their ambitions, fears and obsessions with them. For a seventeen-year-old girl, the daughter of an ambassador, it’s an exciting, frightening world to navigate.

Atlantic Black is a psychologically intense and affecting story of unexpected familial betrayal, of a mother and daughter's relationship, of a brother and father whose voices resonate from afar. Personal loneliness, love and loss, are tightly bound to the wider reality of a world set on a fateful course. The legacy of violence, and of how the First World War precipitated the Second World War reverberates as if ‘tolling on the inside of a church bell’. Through the eyes of Katerina and her own family’s place within a fracturing world, we see the way damage, yet also hope, are passed from one generation to another. A.S. Patrić's writing is achingly tender, the tone merciless but heartbreaking in its compassion.

The story takes place over one day and night, New Year's Eve, 1939. The RMS Aquitania steams across the Atlantic Ocean. On the horizon, the world is about to explode.

~

‘I am still walking the slick decks of Atlantic Black, looking for a way out for both myself and Katerina. She is a singular character such a perfect and excruciating balance of acting and being acted upon. A brilliant and devastating novel that will not let me go.’ ~ Myfanwy Jones, author of Leap

‘A powerful and mesmerising voyage into darkness. Atlantic Black creates an indelible portrait of humanity sailing towards war.’ ~ Heather Rose, Winner of the 2017 Stella Prize

ISBN:
9780995409828
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transit Lounge Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288

Border Districts  by Gerald Murnane

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A new work by a master of contemporary Australian fiction, highly regarded overseas, but little-known here.

Giramondo's publication of Border Districts, and the retrospective volume Collected Short Fiction (early next year) is a collaboration with the distinguished New York publisher Farrar Straus Giroux.

Conceived as Gerald Murnane's last work of fiction, Border Districts was written after the author moved from Melbourne to a small town on the western edge of the Wimmera plains, near the border with South Australia. The narrator of this fiction has made a similar move, from a capital city to a remote town in the border country, where he intends to spend the last years of his life. It is a time for exploring the enduring elements of his experience, as these exist in his mind, images whose persistence is assured, but whose significance needs to be rediscovered.

Readers of Murnane's earlier work will recognise some of these images: the dark-haired young woman at a window; the ancestral house set in grasslands; coloured glass, marbles, goldfish, the outfits of jockeys. Murnane's images often draw their power from the light that falls upon them from a distant or mysterious source. But he also considers the possibility that the mind casts its own light, imbuing the images in the observer's mind with the colours of his soul.

As Murnane's narrator declares, `the mind is a place best viewed from borderlands'. In this work, Border Districts also refers to the border country between life and death; and there is another meaning, in the narrator's discovery of others who might share his world, even though they enter it from a different direction, across the border districts which separate, or unite, two human beings.

`a genius on the level of Beckett' - Teju Coleâ 

`The emotional conviction...is so intense, the somber lyricism so moving, the intelligence behind the chiseled sentences so undeniable, that we suspend all disbelief.' - J.M. Coetzee

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ISBN:
9781925336542
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2017
Publisher:
Giramondo Publishing Co
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
197x130mm
Weight:
0.25kg

Deadly Kerfuffle by Tony Martin

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They’re different, that’s for sure. And I wouldn’t put anything past ’em.
It’s 2006, and terror scaremongering in the media has rattled the residents of sleepy, suburban Dunlop Crescent. When a Maori family moves into number 14, the local cranks assume they are Middle Eastern terrorists hell-bent on destroying the Australian way of life. Rumour has it that they plan to turn their house to face Mecca.

This sets off an extraordinary chain of events that embroils the entire neighbourhood as well as cynical media figures, bumbling anti-terrorist police, and a gang of white supremacists with a radical plan to wake up the country and ‘preserve Australian values’. At the centre of it all is Gordon, a retired widower, who just wants a bit of peace and quiet.

Deadly Kerfuffle is a smart, riveting and incredibly funny novel inspired by actual letters to the editor in a local newspaper. Through biting satire and a cast of unforgettable characters, it’s an insight into the kind of paranoia that could only ever blossom in the quietest and safest of places.

Tony Martin
New Zealand-born Tony Martin was a writer and performer on cult TV comedies The D-Generation and The Late Show, one half of radio’s Martin/Molloy, and the creator of Get This.

He wrote and directed the movie Bad Eggs, and appeared in The Castle, Crackerjack, Kath & Kim and Thank God You’re Here. He hosted ABC TV’s A Quiet Word, directed episodes of The Librarians, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey and Upper Middle Bogan, and in the UK, was a producer on Ross Noble’s Freewheeling.

His stand-up comedy has been nominated for the Barry Award, and he has shared the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Album a record four times. He currently appears on the Nova 100 breakfast show, tours with Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine, and is nine years into an attempt to walk every street of his home town, Melbourne.

Deadly Kerfuffle is his fourth book and first novel.

ISBN:
9781925584448
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-10-2017
Publisher:
Affirm Press
Country of origin:
Australia