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  • 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...

  • Australian Poetry Since 1788by Geoffrey Lehmann; Robert Gray

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 19.88

    A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major... more...

  • Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Gridby Garry Kinnane

    Clouds of Magellan 2012; US$ 9.99

    Mid-50s to mid-60s Melbourne - a Wowserland of 6 o'clock closing, censorship, endless suburbia ... '... we could settle down. But that was the farthest thing from our minds. We didn't want security, we wanted adventure, risk, experience, we wanted to see and grasp the world ...' In 'Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid', Garry Kinnane... more...

  • Dreamtime Aliceby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A vivid, seductive, gorgeously written memoir that recounts the fascinating years Mandy Sayer spent performing on the streets of New York and New Orleans with her father. more...

  • Velocityby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A moving, tender and compelling story about a life lived on the edges of society, of poverty, of certainty, of love. more...

  • A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literatureby Belinda Wheeler

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 39.36

    Australian Aboriginal literature, once relegated to the margins of Australian literary studies, now receives both national and international attention. Not only has the number of published texts by contemporary Australian Aboriginals risen sharply, but scholars and publishers have also recently begun recovering earlier published and unpublished Indigenous... more...

  • Mothby Declan Greene

    Currency Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Moth explores themes of friendship, bullying, mental illness, and the hierarchy of the schoolyard. Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher than Sebastian on the social ladder.... more...

  • Street Without a Nameby Kapka Kassabova

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Kassabova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and grew up under the drab, muddy, grey mantle of one of communism?s most mindlessly authoritarian regimes. Escaping with her family as soon as possible after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she lived in Britain, New Zealand, and Argentina, and several other places. But when Bulgaria was formally inducted to... more...

  • Free Logicby Rachael Briggs

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Transmuting techniques, forms, and figures as she moves with enviable ease from themes of love through landscape to logic, Rachael Briggs evinces a relentless inventiveness and intelligence in this collection of poems. Structured as eight sets of inventive poems, from ?Twelve Love Stories,? which features different kinds of love to ?Solve for X and... more...

  • Dream Fish Floatingby Karlo Mila

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 5.82

    Professor Konai Helu Thaman (Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, and UNESCO Chair in teacher education & culture The University of the South Pacific) says this about the collection: This is a refreshing and welcome addition to the growing list of women's writing in Oceania. Karlo draws wisdom and compassion from her ancestral cultures but is not constrained... more...