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            No Neat Endings
             

            No Neat Endings (Paperback)

            By Carew, Dominic

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 20

            A young man can't make love. A pedantic father spots a blemish in his new shorts and returns to the shop to demand their exchange. A girl rocks up to a Tinder date wearing a helmet. In nineteen short stories, No Neat Endings pits its characters against the challenges of modern li...fe, sex, love, work and the world. A man observes his brother's rise to comic stardom with envy and angst. A father faces his fortieth with mortal paranoia. A friend returns from Brazil to become embroiled in a drug-fuelled romp in a share house. It doesn't work out. For so many of the characters in these stories, it doesn't end well. They succumb to their own vices, impulses, insecurities. They have, more often than not, only themselves to blame. Half tragedy, half comedy, this collection announces a fresh new voice in Australian writing.
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            ISBN 9781925227611
            Published AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher MidnightSun Publishing Pty
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            Universal Love: Stories
             

            Universal Love: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weinstein, Alexander

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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            A new collection of mind bending and reality-twisting stories from award-winning and Pushcart Prize nominated author Alexander Weinstein

            ISBN 9781922268549
            Published AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            What the World Will Look Like When all the Water Leaves Us

            What the World Will Look Like When all the Water Leaves Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Van den Berg, Laura

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            The stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane. Rendered with grace and precision, this breathtaking collection is narrated by women yearning for absolution, for solace, for the flash of extraordinary that wi...ll forever alter their lives.
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            ISBN 9781921640896
            Published AU 31 Jan 2011
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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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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            Australia Day

            Australia Day (Paperback)

            By Cheng, Melanie

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            * Awarded the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, Melanie Cheng's Australia Day paints a vivid and absorbing panorama of contemporary Australia

            ISBN 9781925603972
            Published AU 8 Jan 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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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            Exhalation

            Exhalation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chiang, Ted

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            From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story 'The Story of Your Life' was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short stories.

            ISBN 9781529014518
            Released AU 14 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story
             

            The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story (Hardback)

            Edited by Hensher, Philip

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            We are living in a particularly rich period for British short stories. Despite the relative lack of venues in which they can be published, the challenge the medium represents has attracted many remarkable writers. Philip Hensher, following the great success of his definitive two-...volume Penguin Book of British Short Stories, has been reading a vast trove of material and has chosen thirty great stories, written between the death of Princess Diana and the present day. The authors and their stories will be revealed on publication.
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            ISBN 9780241347461
            Released AU 18 Oct 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Collected Dorothy Parker

            The Collected Dorothy Parker (Paperback, New edition)

            By Parker, Dorothy; Introduction by Gill, Brendan

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            With a biting wit and perceptive insight, Dorothy Parker examines the social mores of her day and exposes the darkness beneath the dazzle.

            ISBN 9780141182582
            Released AU 9 Jul 2001
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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