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  • Age of Arousalby Linda Griffiths

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 12.99

    It?s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It?s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs... more...

  • Hello helloby Karen Hines

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.99

    In the vast, unnamed metropolis of Hello Hello , art and commerce have finally and completely conjoined; stylish cafés serve up zebra mussels and the air is thick with a gentle rain of sparrows plummeting down from the mirrored office towers. Everywhere, people are falling for an edgy new fashion accessory: a shiny ball filled with poison that... more...

  • The Pochsy Playsby Karen Hines

    Coach House Books 2000; US$ 13.99

    Beckett meets Betty Boop in this trilogy of monologues by Canadian cult heroine Pochsy, a nasty, vapid, utterly charming vixen. In Pochsy's Lips , she's in the hospital, convinced she's sick because she's got a squid where her heart should be. In Oh Baby , she's at the Last Resort, on holiday from her job packing mercury. And in Citizen Pochsy... more...

  • pppeeeaaaccceeeby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 1999; US$ 13.99

    pppeeeaaaccceee, is a vast, imaginative and mesmerizing glide through Life and Power. The play is set in Ephemeral; three people firmly floating chat in O'Donnell's inimitable rapid-fire style about the revolution. Which revolution? Good question. A gently aggressive meditation, pppeeeaaaccceee examines our being, asks us what we're doing and... more...

  • Social Acupunctureby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.99

    Theatre doesn?t have much relevance anymore. Or so acclaimed playwright Darren O?Donnell tells us. The dynamics of unplanned social interaction, he says, are far more compelling than any play he could produce. So his latest show, A Suicide-Site Guide to the City , isn?t really a show; it?s an interactive chitchat about memory, depression, and 9/11,... more...

  • Eternal Hydraby Anton Piatigorsky

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    When a young scholar finds Eternal Hydra , a long-lost, legendary and encyclopedic novel by an obscure Irish writer, she brings the manuscript to an esteemed publisher, hoping to secure an international audience for the book. But Vivian's obsession with the dead author, who has materialized in her life, is challenged by the work of a contemporary... more...

  • Expresswayby Sina Queyras

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    This poem resembles urban sprawl. This poem resembles the freedom to charge a fee. The fee occurs in the gaps. It is an event. It is not without precedent. It is a moment in which you pay money. It is a tribute to freedom of choice. Reality is a parking lot in Qatar. Reality is an airstrip in Malawi. Meanwhile the expressway encloses, the... more...

  • Goodnessby Michael Redhill

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 12.99

    This remarkable autobiographical play by the award-winning author of Building Jerusalem and Martin Sloane , is a Russian-doll-like play: concentric stories enveloping each other. A writer is told, in confidence, a terrible tale of murder and injustice and he promises never to repeat the story. Goodness is the writer breaking his word. Recently... more...

  • The Monster Trilogyby RM Vaughan

    Coach House Books 1999; US$ 12.99

    Ogres, trolls, demons monsters, like violence, are always represented as male. Not this time. Celebrated playwright RM Vaughan gives us, in three one-act monologues, three very monstrous women. In A Visitation by St Teresa of Avila upon Constable Margaret Chance , we meet a middle-aged police officer whose world view is determined by her obsession... more...

  • An Absence of Saintsby Rosanna Licari

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A circle of vermillion flares into petals of yellow and white. These colored tesserae, a contrast to the dull sea of roof tiles below. A train rattles in the distance and then Rapallo fades from my memory. At the heart of this exciting debut collection is the impulse to explore: family history in Europe, migration to Australia, the contours of memory... more...