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by Robert Drewe
From a floury encounter on a baker’s work table to the art of sitting backwards on chairs, from budgie training to spontaneous human combustion, this collection showcases the non-fiction writing of one of Australia’s best-loved authors.
These pieces encompass suburban portraits and coastal living, affectionate nostalgia and the absurdity of…Read more »
by Peter Docker
‘This extraordinary novel combines the grip and pull of a good thriller with the complexity, intelligence and passion of a writer with plenty to say and exceptional talent to say it.’
Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Canberra Times
‘Docker has cleverly intervwoven his fiction with the political issue – the treatment of Indigenous people…Read more »
Cambridge linguist Edvard Tøssentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of an international crime ring.
The Weaver…Read more »
by Ray Glickman
Six people have been chosen at random. Without their knowledge, Kathy, Mario, Garry, Hannah, Robert and Julia are about to participate in the ultimate game of manipulation.
A stranger brings them together, but can this ruthless puppeteer really be held responsible for the choices they make? In the end, who is to blame for their actions: for their…Read more »
In this warm, lively, salty account of living on and by the sea, Drummond writes of fishing and feuds, of life as an apprentice fisherwoman, and of all the fish that got away.
Salt Story pays homage to sea-dogs, fisherwomen, oystermen and storytellers everywhere.
Praise for the Book
‘Too few writers capture the essence of now: the flavour…Read more »
by Alan Carter
Cato Kwong is back. Back in Boom Town and back on a real case – the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen-year-old girl. But it’s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it’s not just the heat that stinks. A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave and a body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local nightclub. As a…Read more »
by Tracy Farr
This is the story of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie.
Lena is Music’s Most Modern Musician; the first theremin player of the twentieth century.
From the obscurity of a Perth boarding school to a glittering career on the world stage, Lena Gaunt’s life will be made and torn apart by those she gives her heart to.
Praise for…Read more »
by Ron Elliott
‘With the whip-crack tenacity of a Raymond Chandler novel, we are pushed right into the heart of the action and emerge breathless and bloodied. Hop into the driver’s seat alongside a cast of drifters, psychotics and hapless losers.’
Reg Cribb, playwright, screenwriter, actor
For the price of two movie tickets, Ron Elliott’s criminally good…Read more »
Full of suspense, Harmless, is the tightly woven story of eight year old Amanda, whose father is in prison, and Rattuwat, a Thai man burying his daughter in a strange land.
Abandoning their broken-down car on the way to the prison’s visiting hour, Amanda and Rattuwat venture into the trackless scrub of Australia’s outer suburbs. As the day…Read more »
by Iris Lavell
In a suburb called Success, failure is not an option.
Harry and Louisa look like an ordinary couple. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street in a suburb called Success. Harry says it is better to let sleeping dogs lie. But Buster their dog isn’t one for lying still, and even Harry can’t resist digging up the lawnmower he finds buried…Read more »