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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 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 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 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 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 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 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...