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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Salt Of Broken Tears: A Novelby Michael Meehan

    Arcade Publishing 2001; US$ 24.95

    On the edge of the remote salt flats of Australia, a young woman blows in from nowhere and disturbs the precarious equilibrium of a family farm. The boy is fascinated by her, his mother despises her, and the brutish farmhand wants to possess her. When the woman mysteriously disappears, the only trace of her a bloodied dress, the boy sets out in search... 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...

  • Limenby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    When two women and a dog set off on a holiday, they have no inkling of what?s to come. They wake to find the river has crept up silently during the night. Trapped by floodwater, they devise escape routes only to be faced with more obstacles at every turn. Only the dog remains calm. This poetic novella grips you with its language, its pace, and its... more...

  • The Settler's Plotby Alex Calder

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Europeans arrive on a beach, make markets and push inland. They take the land and transform it. They make themselves at home; they dream of other places. And the stories they write take shape in settings the beach, the farm, the bush, the suburb that become imaginary versions of actual places. Those settings sometimes host stories that are too... more...

  • Selected Poems of James K. Baxterby Paul Millar

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    By 1972, when James K. Baxter died aged just 46, his colourful life and distinctive poetry had captured the imagination of New Zealanders as no literary figure before him. Selected Poems of James K. Baxter is a new generous and authoritative selection of Baxter?s verse for general readers and students by New Zealand?s leading Baxter scholar, Paul... more...

  • In the Glass Caseby C. K. Stead

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Over a quarter of a century, C. K. Stead has built up a widely accessible collection of reviews and critical essays on New Zealand literature. In the Glass Case covers a wide spectrum of New Zealand writers, who are examined from a remarkably consistent viewpoint. The title is symbolic: New Zealand books were once held in a glass-fronted bookcase... more...

  • Photographsby Albert Wendt

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In Albert Wendt's first collection for over a decade, snapshots of the close and familiar contrast with strange and mythical sequences from a vast Pacific epic in progress and a vivid impressionistic montage of global travel in the late twentieth century. The rich diversity and range of Photographs is astonishing, as this complex writer moves with... more...