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 Volume Editions

A travelling writer makes an unexpected connection with a customs official in Marrakech. 

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: 9780473416928
: VOLUME
: VOLUME
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: 210 x 150 mm
: David Coventry
: 8
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Transit at Marrakech
$5.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Literature

Awards:Longlisted for the  2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction

Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts.
`Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man's man. ... read more

Description: Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts. `Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a boxer, builder, and man'... read more

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: 9781776562077
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
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: Maurice Gee
: Paperback
: 823.2 B
: 366
: F
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Memory Pieces
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
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A unique, candid and intimate survey of the life and work of 12 of our most acclaimed writers: Patricia Grace, Tessa Duder, Owen Marshall, Philip Temple, David Hill, Joy Cowley, Vincent O'Sullivan, Albert Wendt, Marilyn Duckworth, Chris Else, Fiona Kidman... read more

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: 9780995109537
: Massey University Press
: Massey University Press
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: Deborah Shepard
: Paperback
: 823.009
: 463
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The Writing Life - Twelve New Zealand Authors
$50.00(NZD) inc GST
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 Literature

Reading Level:3 Biography

'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in UlyssesWilliam Butler Yeats' father was an impoverished artist, an inveterate letter writer, and a man crippled by his inability to ever finish a painting.Oscar Wilde's father was ... read more

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: 9781760781149
: Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
: Picador
: ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
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: Colm Toibin
: Hardback
: English
: 820.99415
: 224
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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce
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Category:

 Literature

'These essays feel like a life's wisdom - its hurts, joys and redemptions - salvaged from a great fire ... This book makes me feel possible'Ocean Vuong'Wonderful' Rebecca Solnit'Alexander Chee is brilliant and brave in equal measure ... An essential book' Gart... read more

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: 9781526609113
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
: ---length:- '7.795'width:- '5.079'units:- Inches
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: Alexander Chee
: Paperback
: 808.382
: 288
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
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 Literature

In The Face: Cartography of The Void, Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with his early childhood that was immersed in th... read more

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: 9781632060433
: Regan Arts
: Restless Books
: 152mm X 114mm
: United States
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: Chris Abani
: Paperback
: 820.9969
: 80
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The Face: Cartography of the Void
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Category:

 Literature

A compilation of sketches, photographs, and letters, Welcome Home is an essential nonfiction companion to the stories by Lucia Berlin
Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of... read more

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: 9781509882342
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: ---length:- '21.6'width:- '13.5'units:- Centimeters
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: Lucia Berlin
: Hardback
: English
: 818.5409
: 352
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Welcome Home
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Available Stock: 2

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 New Zealand Non-Fiction

Reading Level:Very Good
Awards:New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Non-Fiction

A mix of poetry and prose, this compilation by New Zealand's Fiona Ferrell is simultaneously a memoir, a meandering travel book, and a poetry collection. Demonstrating how a natural disaster can turn a life upside down in an instant, this book consists of four essays... read more

In preparation for my conversation with Fiona Farrell at the Mapua Literary Festival about her latest novel Decline and Fall on Savage Street, I’ve been reading The Broken Book. This was meant to be a book about travel, about her passion for walking and noticing. It ... read more

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: 9781869405762
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 210mm X 140mm
: New Zealand
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: Fiona Farrell
: Paperback
: Reprint
: English
: NZ824.2
: 204
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The Broken Book
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Category:

 Literature

Series:The\Magazine of New Writing Ser.

This issue of Granta is about time and about ghosts – the ghosts of our past selves, the shadows of past injuries, the ghosts of history, the ghosts in the machine.     
André Aciman remembers Rome 
Ahmet Alt... read more

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: 9781909889194
: Granta Books
: Granta Books
: ---length:- '8.25'width:- '5.75'units:- Inches
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: Sigrid Rausing (Editor)
: Paperback
: English
: 256
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Ghosts: Granta The Magazine of New Writing 145
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Blackout poetry is simply the act of removing or "blacking out" existing text to create a new piece of work. It's fun and rewarding for word-puzzle lovers, writers, visual artists, designers--really anyone! Make Blackout Poetry is a collection of texts ... read more

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: 9781419732492
: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
: .625 Inches X 6.75 Inches X 9 Inches
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: John Carroll
: Paperback
: English
: 176
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Make Blackout Poetry - Turn These Pages into Poems
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 Literature

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, "Once that first stack got going,... read more

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: 9781782392262
: Atlantic Books, Limited
: Atlantic Books
: ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.6'units:- Centimeters
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: Susan Orlean
: Paperback
: English
: 027.4794/94
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The Library Book
$33.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Literature

Riffing on Ray Bradbury's classic novel about the end of reading, Tinderbox is one of the most interesting books in decades about literary culture and its place in the world. More than that, it's about how every one of us fits into that bigger picture - and the struggle to make sense of life in the twenty-first century.

If there had been any rain he would have opened his mouth and tasted the drops but it wasn’t raining and it hadn’t rained for some time. The vegetation everywhere was dry, what they call tinder dry because to be useful tinder needs to be dry, suggesting that dryness is a requisite quality... read more

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: 9781910296820
: Galley Beggar Press
: Galley Beggar Press
: 194mm X 138mm
: United Kingdom
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: Megan Dunn
: Paperback
: English
: 306
: 200
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Tinderbox
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