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  • Brown Skin Blueby Belinda Jeffrey

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Barry Mundy has brown skin and a blue birthmark and, at seventeen, those two colours define his life. When he gets a job at the Croc-Jumping cruises on the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory, he carries a list of names of the men who could be his father. They're all dark for different reasons and Barry hungers to know whose blood flows inside... more...

  • Maisie and the Black Cat Bandby E. A. Gleeson

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 13.00

    E. A. Gleeson has that rare talent of lifting a moment of intimacy into the realm of universal truth, of capturing instances of recollection and infusing them with emotion and thoughtful language where every word gleams. Maisie and the Black Cat Band is her second award winning book with IP. The first, In Between the Dancing, won the IP Best Poetry... more...

  • Disturbing Elementby Xavier Herbert

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style. more...

  • Hammers Over the Anvilby Alan Marshall

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    A string of vignettes and short stories of life in a Victorian country township, told in the voice of the author as a boy. more...

  • Wild Weeds and Windflowersby Ric Throssell

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Katharine Susannah Prichard was a writer of novels internationally acclaimed for their realism and power, a foundation member of the Australian Communist Party, a feminist. Her son, Ric Throssell, has drawn on the memories of a lifetime and a deep and intimate knowledge of his subject in this full and moving account of his mother's life. more...

  • The Tourby Denise Scott

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    ‘I’d always thought spiritual enlightenment would involve candles, meditative music and maybe even a happy faced person wearing an orange robe banging a gong occasionally. Never in my wildest imaginings did I expect it would happen when I was on all fours vomiting my guts out beside a sugar cane field in far north Queensland on Mother’s... more...

  • Holocaust Islandby Graeme Dixon

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    This dynamic collection of poetry is the inaugural winner of the David Uniapon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Graeme Dixon's ballards speak out on comtemporary and controversial issues, from Black deaths in custody to the struggles of single mothers. Contrasted with these are poems of spirited humour and sharp satire. In ... more...

  • Of Muse, Meandering and Midnightby Samuel Wagan Watson

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    This is a striking debut volume by the winner of the Unaipon prize for unpublished Aboriginal writers. In a voice youthful, passionate and questioning, these poems reflect on growing up and on letting go; on urban dwellers in love and lust; and on the artist and his Murri community. The politics are unguarded and often amusing; and the language is... more...

  • Anonymous Premonitionby Yvette Holt

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    From an authentic, powerful indigenous voice comes this body of poetry that examines issues of identity and culture from a woman's point of view. Lyrical yet radical, uplifting yet uncompromising, this collection evokes pride, painful memories, the realities of Aboriginal life and death, and the power of sisterhood to act as a tribute to the resiliency... more...

  • Skin Paintingby Elizabeth Hodgson

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Brave, haunting, and evocative, this powerful volume presents its poetry in the form of a memoir. From the poet?s early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration of her strength and independence as an adult, this biographical collection helps make the Aboriginal experience accessible and resonant. Exploring... more...