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- Giramondo Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99
Published for the first time in English by Giramondo, Death Fugue is the bold attempt by a prominent Chinese novelist to confront the legacy of protest and suppression which haunts her generation. Sheng Keyi was born in Hunan province in 1973 and lives in Beijing. Death Fugue is her sixth novel, and the second to be published in English translation,... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
Nicholas Jose was Cultural Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing from 1987 to 1990, at a vital moment in Chinas history, and has played an important role in artistic relations between the two countries since then. The title of his new collection of stories refers to an unusual kind of Chinese painting, that tricks the eye into thinking... 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 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...
- Giramondo Publishing 2005; US$ 22.95
The drama begins with a body dumped in south-western Sydney skinned, with no face. Lewis Lin, taxi driver, photographer, recent arrival from Beijing, happens to be at the scene. With detectives Ginger Rogers and Shelley Swert in pursuit, Lin finds himself drawn into a deadly immigration racket, with a cast which includes a film-maker just in... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2004; US$ 19.99
The Idea of Home is a collection of five autobiographical essays, in which John Hughes reflects on growing up in the Hunter Valley coal-mining town of Cessnock, in a household ruled by memories of the Ukraine, from which his mothers family fled during the Second World War. more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99
Alis father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Alis mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels in the skies and djinns in the street, inscribes prayers and invocations on the walls of his room, and across... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99
Jennifer Maidens poems are like verse essays, subjecting the political issues of our time, and the figures who dominate them, to a fierce scrutiny, while allowing the personal aspects of experience to be portrayed in the most delicate and imaginative ways. This is the quality of liquid nitrogen which gives the book its title - the frozen... more...