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            Three Brothers: Memories of My Family
             

            Three Brothers: Memories of My Family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lianke, Yan

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            The origin story of a childhood spent in poverty during the Cultural Revolution, from Yan Lianke, named 'China's most controversial novelist' by the New Yorker.

            ISBN 9781922268525
            Published AU 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Motherwell: A Girlhood

            Motherwell: A Girlhood (Hardback)

            By Orr, Deborah

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            A stunning literary memoir about the author's relationship with her complicated mother and childhood for fans of WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?

            ISBN 9781474611459
            Released AU 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Wish You Were Here: The Offical Biography of Douglas Adams
             

            Wish You Were Here: The Offical Biography of Douglas Adams (Paperback)

            By Webb, Nick

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            The definitive and offical biography of author Douglas Adams whose 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' has now sold in excess of 17 million copies.

            ISBN 9781853981623
            Released AU 15 Oct 2010
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            Call Me Burroughs: A Life
              

            Call Me Burroughs: A Life (Hardback)

            By Miles, Barry

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            Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius. Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of medi...a. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject.
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            ISBN 9781455511952
            Released AU 28 Jan 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            J. G. Ballard
             

            J. G. Ballard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wilson, D. Harlan

            • RRP: $42.99
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            Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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            ISBN 9780252082955
            Released AU 15 Dec 2017
            Publisher University of Illinois Press
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            Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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            The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

            The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lynskey, Dorian

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            In The Lie Becomes the Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous world.

            ISBN 9781509890743
            Released AU 28 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
             

            The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Damrosch, Leo

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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 20

            Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of the Club, a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern

            ISBN 9780300251784
            Released AU 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            The Monk of Mokha
              

            The Monk of Mokha (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Eggers, Dave

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            From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San... Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him negotiating with dueling political factions and twice kidnapped at gunpoint. With no other options, he hires a skiff to take him, and his coffee samples, across the Red Sea. A heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a US citizen--following the most American of dreams.
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            ISBN 9780525595380
            Released AU 30 Jan 2018
            Publisher Random House
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            The Berlin Shadow
             

            The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

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            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.

            ISBN 9781471167287
            Released AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Crying Book
             

            The Crying Book (Hardback)

            By Christle, Heather

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 Feb 20

            Why do we cry? How do we cry? And what does it mean? A scientific, cultural, artistic examination by a young poet on the cusp of motherhood.

            ISBN 9781472154705
            Released AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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