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  • Purple Proseby Liz Byrski; Rachel Robertson

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Fifteen Australian women writers were asked to respond to the colour purple. In their hands, purple takes on many meanings. There are stories about Tyrian purple, a snippet of King George's coronation gown, pigeon fanciers, the Dockers' Purple Haze ≠ and their layers are explored through themes of feminism, multiculturalism, artists and aging, mothers... more...

  • Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealandby Tamara S Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman. more...

  • Bat out of Hellby Alan Gold

    Yucca Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    From the jungles of Indonesia to the very heart of New York City comes a plague that kills 100 percent of its victims. Medicine?s greatest nightmare, this modern black death is caused by the most virulent and uncontrollable mutant virus humanity has ever witnessed. And medicine can do nothing to stop its merciless spread. Scientist Debra Hart and... more...

  • Greenwood Talesby Anonymous

    Waverley Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The exciting adventures of Robin and his merry men, who stole from the rich, and gave to the poor, while dodging the proud Sheriff of Nottingham, are timeless, and entertaining. more...

  • When the Rain Stops Fallingby Andrew Bovell

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    It begins with a miracle. On a rainy day in Alice Springs in 2039 a fish falls like manna from heaven to bless the reunion of a father with his long lost son. Perhaps it’s a sign that the pattern of betrayal and abandonment that began on another rainy day in London in 1959 will come to an end. Who’ll stop the rain? Andrew Bovell’s award-winning... more...

  • Almost Sincerelyby ZoŽ Norton Lodge

    Giramondo Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    When Zoë Norton Lodge was growing up in Annandale in the eighties and nineties, the self-proclaimed Heartland of the Inner West was a heady brew of somewhat maladjusted and genuinely unsettling residents. But Annandale was changing. New words like ‘architect’ and ‘labradoodle’ drifted out of the overabundance of cafés... more...

  • Thea Astleyby Karen Lamb

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is the first biography of one of Australia?s most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925?2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including The Acolyte , Drylands , and The Slow Natives , and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. With many of her works... more...

  • Kill the Messengerby Nakkiah Lui

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Kill the Messenger is based on a true story about a man in the author’s home suburb of Mount Druitt. One day, in unbearable pain due to undiagnosed stomach cancer, he went to the local hospital, where he was refused care. Then he went to a nearby park and hung himself. Then in 2012 Nakkiah’s grandmother fell through the unmended floor of... more...

  • Maninboby Ko Un

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 23.99

    ?Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, ‘Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.’ Maninbo (Ten Thousand Lives) is the title of a remarkable collection of poems by Ko Un, filling thirty volumes,... more...

  • Open Houseby David Brooks

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The poems in this striking new collection take a number of forms, drifting between nature and philosophy, evoking a meditative quality that is both contemplative and full of grace. Spare and honed, David Brooks?s poems range in scale, from investigations into microscopic detail observing the smallest creatures and textures underfoot as well as the... more...