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            If It Bleeds: four irresistible new stories from the master, including the standalone sequel to THE OUTSIDER
             

            If It Bleeds: four irresistible new stories from the master, including the standalone sequel to THE OUTSIDER (Hardback)

            By King, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER.

            ISBN 9781529391534
            Released AU 5 May 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            In the Time of Foxes
             

            In the Time of Foxes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lennan, Jo

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            'A fox could be a shape-shifter, a spirit being. It could appear in human form if this suited its purposes; it could come and go as it pleased, play tricks, lead men astray.' An escapee from the Family in Japan; an animal activist with something to hide; a cafe-owner in Sydney re...connecting with her estranged husband; even a journalist on Mars, face-to-face with his fate. The world has taught these men and women how to change shape, to be cunning - but have they also learned to be wise? In the Time of Foxes is both compellingly readable and deeply insightful about the times in which we live, each narrative a compressed novel. With an exhilarating span of people and places, it shows the short story collection at its most entertaining and rewarding, and introduces Jo Lennan as an irresistible new storyteller.
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            ISBN 9781760855697
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Broken Rules and Other Stories
             

            Broken Rules and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thompson, Barry Lee

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            These awards-listed, interlinked stories vividly capture the small, rarely spoken moments of our lives that reverberate with meaning, with darkness and with light. An adolescent son and his parents on their annual holiday at a Bournemouth guesthouse become intrigued with the glam...our and otherness of an American family from Boston. An adult son and his mother navigate an unnerving relationship based on dependence and ritual. A woman transgresses her husband's rules and his distaste for parties. A sex-worker empathises with the life of an elderly client. From derelict industrial districts, to a lonely highway diner, to the faded charm of a British seaside resort, these are stories of growing up marginalised and living in working-class England and Australia. Thompson's writing is so clear and deep and lucid you can see every crumb on the tablecloth, every drop of water on a person's hair. Broken Rules and Other Stories nuanced play of character, psychology and language, and its focus on the mysteries we are all involved in when we are out of our depth, exposed to our emotions, our wonders and our longings, marks the emergence of a remarkable new talent. 'A voice in your head, full of texture and truth. Slices of life spliced to yours. Suddenly the stories in Broken Rules are happening to you, finding their way into your brain and heart. You feel as if you were walking with phantom limbs - those of Barry Lee Thompson. Magnificent writing - literature at its strongest, at its gentlest.' - Catherine de Saint Phalle, author of Poum and Alexandre and The Sea & Us
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            ISBN 9781925760552
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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            Minor Detail
             

            Minor Detail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shibli, Adania

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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            From a young Palestinian writer comes this compelling look at the Israel/Palestine conflict, from both the perspective of an Israeli soldier in 1949 as well as that of a young Palestinian woman.

            ISBN 9781922268693
            Published AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Language (English)
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            The Big Score: Cliff Hardy 32
             

            The Big Score: Cliff Hardy 32 (Paperback)

            By Corris, Peter

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            Murder, blackmail, embezzlement - Hardy has his hands full and more in this new collection of short stories.

            ISBN 9781741752236
            Published AU 1 Dec 2007
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Cliff Hardy
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            The Reasons I Won't Be Coming
             

            The Reasons I Won't Be Coming (Paperback)

            By Perlman, Elliot

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            A collection of stories, full of passion and intelligence, from the author of the international bestseller SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Passionate, witty, vulnerable, honest - these are the distinctive features of the stories in this collection from the internationally bestselling a...uthor of THREE DOLLARS and SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY. Elliot Perlman's clever and thoughtful tales explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students and murderers; the corporate betrayals, the lost opportunities, the hopes, the fears and the vagaries of desire.
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            ISBN 9781742753010
            Published AU 3 Oct 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Honey Thief
              

            The Honey Thief (Paperback)

            By Mazari, Najaf; Hillman, Robert

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            From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, p...oisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. The beekeeper said to the boy: "Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?" Abbas smiled. "Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir." "It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold." "How do you know?" "I have seen a bee sneezing." "No!" said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, "God will punish you for telling lies!" Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help. The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. The sorrow of this extraordinary land is here too in the story of Abdul Kaliq, the king-killer, who ends his life on a scaffold in Kabul, and of Majid the Madman who turns to music for solace when his children die of plague. Other tales tell of an aged wolf who proves to a shepherd boy that he is the most intelligent creature on earth; of Proud Nadia, courted with a copy of Huckleberry Finn; and of the master poisoner Nightfall, who creates a cookbook of enchantments. Whether the tale is of wolves or wizards, The Honey Thief conveys in writing of surprising tenderness what it is like to grow up in a land of bloodshed and brotherhood, of miracles and catastrophes. "I have seen a bee sneezing," said Ahmad Hussein. "When I said, 'God bless you!' the bee said to me, 'You say, 'God bless you', Ahmad Hussein, and yet look where you have placed our house! You have placed it w
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            ISBN 9780980757040
            Published AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Insight Publications
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese
             

            The Fireflies of Autumn: And Other Tales of San Ginese (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giovannoni, Moreno

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            San Ginese is a village in Tuscany. Many of its inhabitants travelled to Australia and America to work, and some of them returned. The Fireflies of Autumn tells of its rich, sometimes tragic life throughout the course of the twentieth century.These linked tales recall the fables ...of Italo Calvino, the intimacy and sometimes shocking candour of Elena Ferrante, and Colm Toibin's nuanced sense of migration's losses and gains. But ultimately Moreno Giovannoni is an original. In writing that appears simple, but which has great complexity and power, he offers literary style, cultural wisdom and complete immersion in a fully imagined Italian world. This is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.Giovannoni was the inaugural winner of the Deborah Cass Prize. The judges, Alice Pung, Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres, called his work owhimsical without being sentimental, inventive without being precious a it captures in a humorous, ironical voice something delicate but intangible about loss, nostalgia and home.o
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            ISBN 9781863959940
            Published AU 2 Jul 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Drive, She Said and Other Stories
             

            Drive, She Said and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McBride, Tracie

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            A collection of horror and dark fantasy short stories. The themes and settings are diverse, but one common thread runs through the stories-they all feature women. Women as protagonists. Women as doomed heroines. Woman as villains. Mothers and spinsters, wives and prostitutes, sis...ters and witches. And in some stories, monsters in feminine form.
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            ISBN 9781925956689
            Published AU 2 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ifwg Publishing Australia
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            If It Bleeds: four irresistible new stories from the master, including the standalone sequel to THE OUTSIDER
             

            If It Bleeds: four irresistible new stories from the master, including the standalone sequel to THE OUTSIDER (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Stephen

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            A collection of four uniquely wonderful long stories, including a stand-alone sequel to the No. 1 bestseller THE OUTSIDER.

            ISBN 9781529391541
            Released AU 5 May 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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