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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
: books
Transit at Marrakech
$5.00(NZD) inc GST
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 Literature

Awards:Longlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.

How does a city make a writer? Described by Fiona Kidman as a 'ravishing, immersing read', A Strange Beautiful Excitement is a 'wild ride' through the Wellington of Katherine Mansfield's childhood. From the grubby, wind-blaste... read more

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: 9780947522544
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: 200mm X 150mm
: New Zealand
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: Redmer Yska
: Hardback
: English
: 823.2
: 296
: colour illus
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A Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfields Wellington 1888-1903
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

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 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
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

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 Literature

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved co... read more

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: 9781611855142
: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
: Grove Press
: 216mm X 138mm
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: Eileen Myles
: Paperback
: Main
: English
: 636.70092
: 224
: Integrated b&w throughout
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Afterglow: A Dog Memoir
$33.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

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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
: books
The Face: Cartography of the Void
$15.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 New Zealand Non-Fiction

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
: English
: NZ824.2
: 204
: books
The Broken Book
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 Writing

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the fo... read more

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: 9780062223074
: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
: HarperPerennial
: 203mm X 135mm X 15mm
: United States
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: Mary Karr
: Paperback
: 808.06692
: 256
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The Art of Memoir
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 Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: "If I'm ninety and believe I'm forty-five, I'm headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub." On cultural perceptions of fantasy: "The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what ... read more

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: 9781328661593
: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
: Harcourt Children's Books
: 211mm X 140mm X 28mm
: United States
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: Ursula K. Le Guin; Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by)
: Hardback
: English
: 814.54
: 240
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No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 Literature

Series:Seasons Quartet Ser.

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter
 
2 December - It is strange that you exist, but that you... read more

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: 9781910701652
: Random House
: Harvill Secker
: 214mm X 141mm X 25mm
: United Kingdom
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: Karl Ove Knausgaard; Ingvild Burkey (Translator); Lars Lerin (Illustrator)
: Hardback
: 1117
: Lars Lerin
: English
: 839.8238
: 272
: artwork by Lars Lerin
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Winter: (Seasons Quartet 2)
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
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 Writing

In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world's great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and compo... read more

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: 9781910200964
: David Fickling Books
: David Fickling Books
: 24.10 cmmm X 15.60 cmmm X 4.30 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Philip Pullman
: Hardback
: 1117
: English
: 809/.93353
: 480
: 9 colour illustrations and 42 B/W illustrations
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Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
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 Literature

Awards:Winner of Kibble Award for Literature 1997 (Australia).

'Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life's secular apocalypses...her unillusioned eye makes her clarity compulsive.'  James Wood, Ne... read more

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: 9781925498875
: Text Publishing Company
: Text Publishing Company
: 234mm X 153mm
: Australia
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: Helen Garner
: Hardback
: 2017
: English
: 824.914
: 800
: books
True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
$48.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Literature

Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head. McSweeney s has won m... read more

McSweeney’s literary magazine, founded by author Dave Eggers, has been publishing a quarterly for over twenty years. What started as a magazine that only published work that had been rejected from the mainstream journals has developed into an institution of experimental and int... read more

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: 9781940450100
: McSweeney's Publishing
: McSweeney's Publishing
: 22.90 cmmm X 16.40 cmmm X 2.80 cmmm
: United States
Special Fields
: Dave Eggers
: Hardback
: en
: 300
: books
McSweeney's Issue 50
$55.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2