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    • Merciless Gods, Tsiolkas,  Christos
    Merciless Gods
    Christos Tsiolkas

    Tsiolkas's latest is a collection of stories that revolve around love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation in worlds that are both strange and familiar. Original, imaginative, insightful - and good. read more

    • Peripheral, Gibson,  William
    William Gibson

    Some time around the year 2020,in a trailer park in the Deep South, a young woman witnesses a murder. She is in a video game, and watches with horror as a drone strike kills a child. At precisely the same moment, one hundred years in the future, a bo ... read more

    • Springtime, De Kretser,  Michelle
    Michelle De Kretser

    When Frances met Charlie at a party in Melbourne he was married with a young son.Now she and Charlie live in Sydney with her rescue dog Rod and an unshakeable sense that they have tipped the world on its axis. They are still getting their bearings - ... read more

    • The Book of Strange New Things, Faber,  Michel
    The Book of Strange New Things
    Michel Faber

    Peter Leigh is a husband, a Christian, and now a missionary. As the novel opens, he is set to embark on a journey that will surely test his faith. From the moment he says goodbye to his wife, Bea, and boards his flight, he begins a quest that will c ... read more

    • Three Stories, Coetzee J. M.
    Three Stories
    Coetzee J. M.

    A man contemplates his deep connection to a house. The unfathomable idea of threshing wheat points to a life lost. And a writer ponders the creation of his narrator. Three Stories - 'His Man and He', written as Coetzee's acceptance speech for the Nob ... read more

    • What Days Are For, Dessaix,  Robert
    What Days Are For
    Robert Dessaix

    One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapsed in a Darlinghurst street and spent weeks in hospital, tubes and cannulae puncturing his body, as he recovered from the heart attack threatening to kill him. While lying in the hospital bed, Robe ... read more

    • American Lover, Tremain,  Rose
    American Lover
    Rose Tremain

    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster's cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter's demands,embarks on ... read more

    • Bush, Watson,  Don
    Don Watson

    Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourse ... read more

    • Capitalism, Roy,  Arundhati
    Arundhati Roy

    Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to racism and exploitation. It is a ferocious attack on the mega corporations that treat India's natur ... read more

    • Granta 129: Fate, Rausing,  Sigrid
    Granta 129: Fate
    Sigrid Rausing

    Striking the keys of the same typewriter that once sat under J.G. Ballard's fingers, Will Self reimagines the legendary writer's last days. Louise Erdrich presents a world where bodies can be traded in for a digital afterlife. Fatima Bhutto depicts t ... read more

    • I Refuse, Petterson,  Per
    I Refuse
    Per Petterson

    Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends - but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, w ... read more

    • Lila, Robinson,  Marilynne
    Marilynne Robinson

    Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church to shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, ... read more