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- Giramondo Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95
The Dark Wet is the first collection of short stories by Jess Huon. Rich, lyrical and deeply felt, it explores the struggle towards a sense of self and belonging, expressed in three sequences of stories: that of Jed Harp, his lover Danny Hess, and his poet sister Alexandra; of Bell and Oliver, a couple moving between Melbourne and San Francisco; and... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2006; US$ 21.95
Alexis Wright is one of Australias finest Aboriginal writers. Carpentaria is her second novel, a soaring epic set in the Gulf country of north-western Queensland, from where her people come. Carpentarias portrait of life in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance centres on the powerful Phantom family, whose members are the... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99
Street to Street is one of Brian Castros best books yet, a comic-tragic enactment of the anxieties of the writing life, in which the early twentieth-century Sydney poet Christopher Brennan plays a major role. A legendary figure, with a commanding knowledge of classical and European poetry, Brennan wrote some of the most powerful poems in Australian... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Michaels older brother dies at the beginning of the summer he turns 15, but as its title suggests The Incredible Here and Now is a tale of wonder, not of tragedy. Presented as a series of vignettes, in the tradition of Sandra Cisneros Young Adult classic The House on Mango Street, it tells of Michaels coming of age in a year which... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Chi Vu takes the central figure in a traditional Buddhist folktale, a deranged killer who wears his victims fingers in a garland around his neck, and turns him into a menacing abbatoir worker who carries bloody chunks of meat home to his lodgings in plastic bags, in this suburban Gothic tale set in 1980s Melbourne, when the flight of Vietnamese... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2009; US$ 22.95
Often mentioned as an author in contention for the Nobel Prize, Gerald Murnane is regarded by many as Australias most innovative and important writer of fiction. Barley Patch, Murnanes first new work of fiction in fourteen years, written after a period in which he had thought he would never write fiction again. Appropriately, the book begins... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2008; US$ 25.95
In 1933 the prominent author and political activist Heinrich Mann and his partner Nelly Kroeger were forced to flee Nazi Germany, finding refuge first in France and later, in great despair, in Los Angeles, where Nelly committed suicide in 1944 and Heinrich died in 1950. Using extensive archival research, interviews with descendants, and published sources,... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95
Tom Chos collection of fictions and fantasies is all about morphing and transformation. Through the shape-shifting, we follow the narrator on his surreal adventures, which include dirty dancing with Johnny Castle, a rambunctious encounter with TVs Dr Phil, a job as Whitney Houstons bodyguard and another as a Muppet, a period in service... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2007; US$ 22.95
This is a novel about mothers and daughters, about the way the hidden past plays itself out in the present, and the conflicts between professional commitment and the responsibilities of family life. The story is told by a young woman, Martine, who translates the emotional distance she senses in her mother, Lotte, a holocaust survivor, into a passion... more...