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  • How to be Dead in a Year of Snakesby Chris Tse

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 1905, white supremacist Lionel Terry murdered the Cantonese gold prospector Joe Kum Yung to draw attention to his crusade to rid New Zealand of Chinese and other East Asian immigrants. Chris Tse uses this story – and its reenactment for a documentary a hundred years later – to reflect on the experiences of Chinese migrants of the period, their... more...

  • Nice Tryby Shane Maloney

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Third Murray Whelan Adventure When Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia's bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get. Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club can stop him diving head first into trouble.... more...

  • The Big Askby Shane Maloney

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Murray Whelan is in trouble. A disastrous election is looming, and his days as advisor to Angelo Agnelli, minister for transport, may be numbered. His son, on loan to his ex-wife, is missing and may be in danger. His ex-fling, Heather, is prowling for his inner prince. And on an icy Melbourne winter morning, he has a rendezvous with a renegade driver... more...

  • Dawnland Voicesby Siobhan Senier

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    Dawnland Voices calls attention to the little-known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England?s Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology includes both classic and contemporary literary works from ten New England indigenous nations: the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi?kmaq, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Schaghticoke,... more...

  • Music and Identity in Postcolonial British-South Asian Literatureby Christin Hoene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy , Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag , Suhayl Saadi's Psychoraag... more...

  • ?Through the long corridor of distance?by Valérie Baisnée

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 50.00

    Examined in this study are twentieth- and twenty-first century autobiographies and memoirs by major New Zealand women writers. Brought together for the first time in a single study, texts by Sylvia Ashton?Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas are analysed with the aid of spatial concepts that... more...

  • Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North Americaby David Atkinson; Steve Roud

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into ‘street literature’. Not only are some traditional singers known to have learned songs from printed sources, but most of the songs were composed by professional writers. This volume engages with the long-running... more...

  • Hell-Bent: Australia's leap into the Great Warby Douglas Newton

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    Most histories of Australia?s Great War rush their readers into the trenches. This history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July?August 1914. London?s choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic crisis... more...

  • Earth Hourby David Malouf

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A breathtaking new volume of poetry from an Australian literary icon, David Malouf?s first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music once again shows us why he is one of Australia?s most enduring and respected writers. Earth Hour comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of ?silence, following talk? after its exploration of memory, imagination,... more...

  • Abhorsenby Garth Nix

    Hot Key Books 2014; US$ 4.36

    The epic conclusion to Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM series Available as an ebook for the first time Besieged on all sides, Lirael, Sameth and the Disreputable Dog are in for the fight of their lives. Chlorr of the Mask, under the control of the enormously powerful Necromancer Hedge, is determined to free Orannis the Destroyer - the greatest... more...