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The Bone People
The Bone People
by Keri Hulme
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In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes, part Maori, part European, an artist estranged from her art, a woman in exile from her family. One night her solitude is disrupted by a visitor—a speechless, mercurial boy named Simon, who... (read more)

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Once Were Warriors
Once Were Warriors
by Alan Duff
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Once Were Warriors is Alan Duff's harrowing vision of his country's indigenous people two hundred years after the English conquest. In prose that is both raw and compelling, it tells the story of Beth Heke, a Maori woman struggling to keep her family... (read more)

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Gabriella's Book of Fire
Gabriella's Book of Fire
by Venero Armanno
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At fifteen, Sam Capistrano is a normal Australian teenager. The object of his desire is Gabriella, the Italian-Irish girl next door. Then one day Gabriella disappearsabandoning Sam. Bitter and resentful, Sam moves on with his life: into the shady side of... (read more)

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Seven Types of Ambiguity
Seven Types of Ambiguity
by Elliot Perlman
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Seven Types of Ambiguity is a psychological thriller and a literary adventure of breathtaking scope. Celebrated as a novelist in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth, Elliot Perlman writes of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, lovers... (read more)

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Riders
Riders
by Tim Winton
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After traveling through Europe for two years, Scully and his wife Jennifer wind up in Ireland, and on a mystical whim of Jennifer's, buy an old farmhouse which stands in the shadow of a castle. While Scully spends weeks alone renovating the old house... (read more)

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Carpentaria
Carpentaria
by Alexis Wright
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IN the sparsely populated northern Queensland town of Desperance, battle lines have been drawn in the disputes among the powerful Phantom family of the Westend Pricklebush, Joseph Midnight’s renegade Eastend mob, and the white officials of... (read more)

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My Life As a Fake
My Life As a Fake
by Peter Carey
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Following the triumph of his Booker Prize-winning True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey ventures into the Far East with a novel shot through with mysteries at once historical, literary, and personal. Sarah Wode-Douglass, the editor of a London... (read more)

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Seven Types of Ambiguity
Seven Types of Ambiguity
by Elliot Perlman
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A novel of obsessive love in an age of obsessive materialism, "Seven Types Of Ambiguity" is Elliot Pearlman's stunning follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut novel "Three Dollars".... (read more)

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The Unknown Terrorist
The Unknown Terrorist
by Richard Flanagan
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Richard Flanagan's previous novels, including Gould's Book of Fish, have been some of the most acclaimed and beloved works of fiction in recent years. He has been described as a master of sleight of hand, adept at using words to conjure worlds, an... (read more)

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My Brilliant Career
My Brilliant Career
by Miles Franklin
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Miles Franklin's classic of 1901 follows the unconventional life and struggles of one of Australia's most memorable female characters. Sybylla's passion and rebellion bring her no end of trouble, in life and in love. Included in this edition is the... (read more)

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Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders
Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders
by Goldie Goldbloom
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Fiction. WP Award Series in the Novel. In the wake of a thwarted career as a concert pianist and the accompanying emotional fallout, Gin accepts a marriage proposal from the peculiar Mr. Toad. But nothing from the albino Gin Toad's upbringing in the... (read more)

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MR Cassini
MR Cassini
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From the author of "Mr Vogel", winner of the McKitterick Prize.... (read more)

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In the Shade of the Shady Tree: Stories of Wheatbelt Australia
In the Shade of the Shady Tree: Stories of Wheatbelt Australia
by John Kinsella
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 In the Shade of the Shady Tree is a collection of stories set in the Western Australian wheatbelt, a vast grain-growing area that ranges across the southwestern end of the immense Australian interior. The stories offer glimpses into the lives of... (read more)

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Child's Play/the Bread of Time to Come
Child's Play/the Bread of Time to Come
by David Malouf
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Wildcat screaming :a novel
Wildcat screaming :a novel
by Mudrooroo
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Ocean of story :the uncollected stories of Christina Stead
Ocean of story :the uncollected stories of Christina Stead
by Christina Stead
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