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Boyhood Island, Knausgaard,  Karl Ove
Boyhood Island
Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Paperback $32.99 Random House UK

Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In the third of his autobiographical My Struggle books Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. Find out more...
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Decoded: A Novel, Jia,  Mai
Decoded: A Novel
Mai Jia
  • Paperback $29.99 Penguin UK

A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the ranks to eventually become China's greatest and most celebrated code-breaker; until he makes a mistake. Then begins his descent through the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology into madness. Jia draws on his own work with Chinese secret security in this story of genius, insanity, espionage and human frailty. Find out more...
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Diary of the Fall, Laub,  Michel
Diary of the Fall
Michel Laub
  • Hardback $29.99 Random House UK

Diary of the Fall is the story of three generations: a man examining the mistakes of his past, and his struggle for forgiveness; a father with Alzheimer's, for whom recording every memory has become an obsession; and a grandfather who survived Auschwitz, filling notebook after notebook with the false memories of someone desperate to forget. Laub's novel asks questions about history and identity, exploring what stories we choose to tell about ourselves and how we become the people we are. Find out more...
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Everland, Hunt,  Rebecca
Everland
Rebecca Hunt
  • Hardback $29.99 Penguin UK

1913: Dinners, Millet-Bass, and Napps - three men bound not by friendship, but by an intense dependence founded on survival - will be immortalised by their decision to volunteer to scout out a series of uncharted and unknown islands in the Antarctic. 2013: Brix, Jess, and Decker - three researchers with their own reasons for being far from home - set out on a field trip to the same ancient lumps of rock and snow – and begin unknowingly to mirror the expedition of 100 years ago. Find out more...
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Flash Boys, Lewis Michael
Flash Boys
Lewis Michael
  • Hardback $39.99 Penguin UK

 If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. This is a market that's rigged, out of control and out of sight. In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It's the story of what it's like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It's about taking on an entire system. Find out more...
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Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind The, Kaku,  Michio
Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind The
Michio Kaku
  • Hardback $39.99 Penguin UK

Mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis: these feats of the mind are no longer solely the province of science fiction, they already exist. Kaku explores the ramifications for this beyond human or even biological life, with insight into what true artificial intelligence and alien consciousness might look like. The Future of the Mind is a thrilling ride through the next great scientific revolutions. Find out more...
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Levels of Life, Barnes,  Julian
Levels of Life
Julian Barnes
  • Paperback $19.99 Random House UK

‘You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes's latest is about ballooning, photography, love and grief, life and loss. Find out more...
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N, Scott,  John A.
N
John A. Scott
  • Paperback $34.95 Brandl & Schlesinger

The accidental death of MP Norman Cole precipitates a hung parliament allowing a core of extreme right-wing politicians to seize power. Telford, a high-ranking but unworldly public servant, is approached by Coles wife who believes her husband was murdered and asks him to investigate on her behalf. Meanwhile in an increasingly nightmarish city, in a countryside owing more to the Middle Ages than to the 1940s, or in two distant prison camps, a range of Australians struggle to find their own truths, a way back to love, and a means of survival. Scott's work is a myriad of settings and styles – a work of imagination, alternative histories and love stories. Find out more...
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Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths The, Gray,  John
Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths The
John Gray
  • Paperback $19.99 Penguin UK

In this sequel to Straw Dogs, John Gray explores how we decorate our existence with countless fictions, twisting and turning to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals. Drawing on writers who are mesmerized by extremity, from Ballard to Conrad, Gray makes us re-imagine our place in the world. Find out more...
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Sleepers Almanac No. 9, Dattner,  Z,   Swinn,  L (ed
Sleepers Almanac No. 9
Z Dattner, L (ed Swinn
  • Paperback $24.95

2014 marks the ninth edition of this annual collection collection of short fiction and features new stories from Ryan O’Neill, Pierz Newton-John, Kirsten Tranter and a great treasure trove of others you may never have heard of. The Almanac is a great place to discover some new voices and includes stories up to 10,000 words long. If you have a major crush on the short story, then this is for you. Find out more...
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Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World, Miodownik,  Mark
Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World
Mark Miodownik
  • Paperback $22.99 Penguin UK

Stuff Matters reveals the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day - from the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals and bionic implants. Find out more...
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The Free, Vlautin,  Willy
The Free
Willy Vlautin
  • Paperback $27.99 Faber

The life he knew before the bomb no longer existed. That Leroy Kervin was gone. Leroy is a young wounded Iraq veteran, taken to the local hospital when his attempt to end his life fails. The stories told by Leroy, his nurse, Pauline, and Freddie, the night watchman from a home for disabled men evoke a world still trying to come to terms with the legacy of a forgotten war. Vlautin also captures how it is the small acts of kindness which can make a difference between life and death and between imprisonment and liberty. Find out more...
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