Category:

 Short Stories

The difference between actuality and fiction is principally one of exclusion. The short pieces that comprise No Relation test the potencies of this exclusion: how are characters, and how are readers, affected by what is not related, by what is withheld, by what has been potentised by exclusion or by the impossibility of inclusion?

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: 9781877441493
: Titus Books
: Titus Books
: New Zealand
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: 206 x 140 mm
: Thomas Pors Koed
: softcover
: 185
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No Relation
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 9

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons.
She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes "interesting," the last thing she ever... read more

General Fields
: 9780571338757
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: 2.2 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
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: Anna Burns
: Paperback
: 1905
: 823.92
: 368
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Milkman
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:1 Fiction

Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding.
Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative... read more

With his inheritance, self-professed geek Charlie Friend buys himself an Adam — just one of 25 Adam or Eve models of AI humanoids. Charlie would have preferred an Eve, but, no surprise, these have sold out quickly. Living in a dingy flat in Clapham, playing the stock market (none too su... read more

General Fields
: 9781787331679
: penguin random house
: Jonathan Cape Ltd
: 2.6 Centimeters X 15.6 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
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: Ian McEwan
: Paperback
: 1904
: 823/.914
: 304
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Machines Like Me
$37.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Category:

 Novel

Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing.

Beginning with a tirade of exclamatory statements, Spring opens with a hammering of words that are explosive and nonsensical, but, unfortunately, messages that have made sense to many and have swayed ordinary people into populist and damaging thinking - exclamations that play on fear, isolation a... read more

General Fields
: 9780241207055
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Hamish Hamilton
: 3.4 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters
Special Fields
: Ali Smith
: Paperback
: 1904
: 823/.914
: 208
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Spring
$34.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 Novel

Awards:Finalist for the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand.
Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fu... read more

General Fields
: 9780143771807
: Random House New Zealand
: Vintage
: 2.8 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
: New Zealand
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: Fiona Kidman
: Paperback
: 718
: 823.2
: 304
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This Mortal Boy
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Finalist for the 2019 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 

Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing?
The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and... read more

“We wanted the strangers to be comfortable. We wanted them to be more like us, and to be more responsive to our own willing faces. We wanted them to be available. Instead they moved around the hotel like ghosts.” Two strangers arrive in a small rural town, stripped of their identities and hi... read more

General Fields
: 9780143772323
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Penguin Books (NZ)
: 232mm X 154mm X 21mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Lloyd Jones
: Paperback
: 823.92
: 272
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The Cage
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Novel

Reading Level:very good

Reviewed by Pascale, one of our longstanding casual staff members and a creative writing major. Murakami’s new novel Killing Commendatore is the Kyoto-born author at his whimsical best. Compelling and enigmatic, it follows a Japanese portrait painter and the unusual ... read more

General Fields
: 9781787300194
: penguin random house
: Harvill Secker
: ---length:- '24'width:- '15.6'units:- Centimeters
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: Haruki Murakami
: Hardback
: 1810
: English
: 895.63/5
: 704
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Killing Commendatore
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Short Stories

Reading Level:1 Fiction

An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea CardinalFox 8 has always been curious, and a bit of a daydreamer. And, by hiding outside houses at dusk and listening to chil... read more

General Fields
: 9781526606488
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: 1.3 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.6 Centimeters
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: George Saunders; Chelsea Cardinal (Illustrator)
: Hardback
: 1901
: 813.6
: 64
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Fox 8
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction 2016.

Between 2010 and 2014 Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the record of these: a fascinating hybrid text of nonfiction, prose poems and poetry. The book traverses the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake; samples and s... read more

What can we make of the fragments that remain of things otherwise lost? To what extent do these fragments embody the unregainable whole or even retain the force of loss that has been brought to bear upon the lost? Lynn Jenner’s thoughtful book ranges from the Christchurch earthquakes... read more

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: 9781869408404
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 210mm X 140mm
: New Zealand
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: Lynn Jenner
: Paperback
: English
: 910
: 224
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Lost and Gone Away
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Novel

'This book is sublime. It dares to be different, to look in a different way. Andrews is not filling anyone's shoes, she is destroying the shoes and building them from scratch.' Daisy Johnson
When Lucy wins a place at university, she thinks London will unlock her future. It is a city aliv... read more

General Fields
: 9781473682788
: Hodder & Stoughton
: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
: 2.4 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
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: Jessica Andrews
: Paperback
: 1906
: 823.92
: 298
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Saltwater
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Poetry

Badly Wolf, A furry tale  is a parody nursery rhyme for adults. Cleverly written by local poet Lindsay Pope and lovingly illustrated by Johanna Tyson, this is a delightful small book, perfect for reading aloud or chuckling away with to yourself. Our central character is indeed t... read more

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: 9780473432942
: Silver Fern Press
: Silver Fern Press
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: Lindsay Pope
: Johanna Tyson
: books
Badly Wolf - A Furry Tale
$20.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Novel

In the wake of her family's collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions­ - personal, moral, artistic, and practical - as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the ... read more



He had just sat down, he said, to begin to write a review, and when he said this word “review” he made those irritating little inverted comma actions in the air with the first two fingers of each hand, which made me wonder whether he used nested one- and two-fing... read more

General Fields
: 9780571346745
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: ---length:- '7.795'width:- '5.079'units:- Inches
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: Rachel Cusk
: Paperback
: 1806
: 823.92
: 272
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Transit ( Outline Trilogy #2 ) PB
$23.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4