In this collection of three long narrative poems, Temperton conjures up the highs and lows of the coastal environment to explore the effects of nature’s “Powerful forces at work” on human existence. An impressive third collection written with flair, passion and the ability to look unpleasant realities in the eye. Read more »
Kim Scott captures the ambiguities, the troubles and the rewards which accompany the brutal and delicate nuances of relations when particles of one culture pass, as if through a fine sieve, into the heart of another culture.
‘True Country, Kim Scott’s first novel, is superb’ — Sydney Morning Herald
‘This vital, often…Read more »
by Alice Nelson
The Last Sky recounts the story of Maya Wise – a young wife alone in Hong Kong. British rule is coming to an end and so is Maya’s marriage. She drifts, wandering aimlessly through the crowded city streets. Captivated by an elderly Chinese man and his caged nightingale, she follows him home. But Ken Tiger is a man with a past. As Maya draws out…Read more »
by Chris Pash
It’s the end of the seventies and one young reporter is bearing witness to the final days of Australia’s whaling industry.
Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, Chris Pash, tells the very human story of the characters and events that brought whaling to an end. This fair and balanced account portrays the…Read more »
by A.J. Betts
Living alone with his silent father and the shadow cast by his long-dead mother, Dustin waits. All he wants is to slip under the radar and survive what’s left of high school; get through his work at the photo lab, get by. Beyond that lies real life. Then one Sunday, a single photo gets stuck in the processor and it changes everything. The bike in…Read more »
by Simon Haynes
Get another helping of misadventures with Hal Spacejock and Clunk!
Hal and his sidekick are looking for a job to earn some cash to settle their bills, and they find just the thing on Planet Dismolle. And when Hal ducks out for a quick coffee date with an attractive young woman, he thinks his luck has finally changedRead more »
Jack’s family is based on Rottnest Island during WWII while his father helps build an airfield. Jack and his best friend Banjo have the run of the island and a remarkable knack for getting into trouble — but as Jack says, ‘I’m not that bad, I just get caught a lot!’ Dafty, a simple but loveable young boy, dotes on Banjo and Jack. When Dafty…Read more »
The stories in this anthology speak of the love between Aboriginal peoples and their countriesRead more »
When the body of 11-year-old Bianca Webster is found dumped it is soon clear to DS Stevie Hooper that the murder is connected to paedophile Internet site, the Dream Team. Another murder leads her to suspect that she might have a vigilante on her handsRead more »
Mia and Sophie have been best friends forever — but that’s all about to change. Experimenting with alcohol, flirting with boys, and dabbling in drugs, their lives quickly spiral out of controlRead more »