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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fog a Doxby Bruce Pascoe

    Magabala Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Albert Cutts is a tree feller. A fella who cuts down trees. Fog is a fox cub raised by a dingo. He’s called a dox because people are suspicious of foxes and Albert Cutts owns the dingo and now the dox. Albert is a bushman and lives a remote life surrounded by animals and birds. All goes well until Albert has an accident ... This is a story of... more...

  • The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spiderby Janis Freegard

    Autumn Hill Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    The humorous free verse poetry in this labyrinthine web of words introduces the character of Alice Spider, a metaphoric character and source of inspiration to the poet who embodies the contradiction of a woman's desires as she grows up in the modern world. Alice Spider spins the words into a prose-like story, dancing them around until they spill onto... 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...

  • In Continentsby Richard Reeve

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In his third collection, In Continents, Richard Reeve examines a catalogue of historical incidents – from the violence of Tiberius and Edward III to the death of James Cook?s Polynesian companion, Tupaia – to illustrate the habitual barbarity, selfishness and stupidity of humans, in counterpoint with our prospective responsibility as stewards of the... 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...

  • Calypsoby Bob Orr

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Following his very popular collection Valparaiso, poet Bob Orr presents his new book Calypso. Orr?s poems have a wistful yet forceful beauty, presenting images with depth, colour, light, and the narrative drive and cadences of a true storyteller. In the first of Calypso?s four sections, ‘Purple Octopus?, the poet guides us on a voyage though space... more...