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  • Mr. Allbones' Ferretsby Fiona Farrell

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    A young man out poaching. A beautiful maiden in a mysterious house. A perilous voyage to distant islands. A literary sensation from New Zealand, Mr. Allbones' Ferrets introduces a stunning new writer to American readers. The winner of numerous literary awards in New Zealand, Fiona Farrell is poised to capture a whole new continent of fans... more...

  • Book Bookby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 15.59

    An evocative and moving mix of memoir and fiction from an award-winning novelist. As war is waged in the Middle East, a woman in New Zealand has her nose in a book. Kate is immersed in other battles, engrossed in eyewitness accounts of an earlier war in ancient Persia. She has grown up, left her Otago home and returned, and in all these years books... more...

  • Limestoneby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 12.47

    A fabulous multi-levelled novel, shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards. Clare Lacey is on a quest. In Ireland to attend an art history conference, she sets out to find her father who walked out one day to buy a packet of cigarettes when she was a child, and disappeared. She is urged on her way by chance encounters: with a woman in a high tower,... more...

  • Mr Allbones' Ferretsby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 15.59

    An historical, pastoral, satirical, scientifical romance, with mustelids! A young man out poaching. A beautiful maiden in a mysterious house. A perilous voyage to distant islands. All the ingredients of a highly coloured Victorian romance are played out in the context of the great colonial experiment. Exotic species travelled back to stock the collections... more...

  • Six Clever Girls Who Became Famous Womenby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    On 22 September 1960, six girls gather behind the school toilets to read Peyton Place: Caroline the leader, Heather the caregiver, Kathy the actress, Raeleen the explorer, Greer the mystic and Margie the rebel. Like the historical heroines whose stories are repeatedly held up to them as models, these girls confront in their various ways the uncertainty... more...

  • The Hopeful Travellerby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 14.34

    A fascinating novel of hope, love, idealism and human progress, made up of two separate stories, which can be read in isolation and yet reverberate against each other. Sometime in the 1860s, in an isolated valley on Banks Peninsula, Harry Head, "the Hermit of Hickory Bay", experimented unsuccessfully with flight. His story forms part of the exuberant... more...

  • The Strange Case of the Disappearing Bodyby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 3.11

    An astute short story that challenges the formulaic and inhumane murder mysteries of television. A body is found floating in the bottom of a swimming pool. The police have no leads. Might the nosy cleaner have a theory about this strange case? After all, she is well used to reading the mess that people leave lying all around. Award-winning writer... more...

  • The Broken Bookby Fiona Farrell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Fiona Farrell's meandering travel book shows how an earthquake can change everything in a flash: the book you were writing, the house you were living in, the thoughts that preoccupied you. The Broken Book consists of four essays about life and walking, bookended by a preamble and an afterword, and interrupted by 21 poems about the Christchurch earthquakes... more...

  • The Pop-up Book of Invasionsby Fiona Farrell

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The Book of Invasions - Lebor Gabála Ýrenn - is a compilation of manuscripts describing the very specific discovery of Ireland ('on the fifteenth, on a Saturday') following the Creation and the Flood. The Pop-Up Book of Invasions is Fiona Farrell's poetic response to a six-month stay in Ireland as inaugural recipient of the Rathcoola Residency in County... more...

  • Villa At the Edge of the Empire, Theby Fiona Farrell

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2015; US$ 24.95

    A provocative and insightful exploration of rebuilding our homes, communities and cities after their devastation. Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go now? From nineteenth-century attempts to create Utopias to America's rustbelt, from Darwin's study of worms to China's phantom cities, this work ranges widely through history and around... more...