• Change of Key
    Change of Key
    ISBN: 9780473440916
    Title: Change of Key
    Author: JANSEN ADRIENNE

    Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper?
    Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him in his new country, and there is nothing he can do to prevent it.
    A Change of Key tells the story of a multicultural group of migrants living in an inner-city block of social housing flats in New Zealand. It explores themes of social change and the hardships associated with existing in isolation from one’s family and culture. As they struggle through the realities of living in deprivation, Marko and the other migrants find salvation in friendship, community and classical music.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Chappy
    Chappy
    ISBN: 9780143572398
    Title: Chappy
    Author: GRACE PATRICIA

    Sent from his privileged European life to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel& embarks on piecing& together the history of the Maori family he knows little about. As his grandmother Oriwia and reclusive adopted uncle Aki revisit& their past, mysteries and secrets resurface that cause everyone to search deep into their souls.& In this touching portrayal of family life, acclaimed New Zealand writer Patricia Grace explores issues of racial intolerance, cross-cultural conflicts and the universal desire to belong. Spanning several decades and set against the backdrop of a changing New Zealand, Chappy is a story of enduring love and togetherness.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Charles Brasch Journals #3 1958-1973
    Charles Brasch Journals #3 1958-1973
    ISBN: 9781988531144
    Title: Charles Brasch Journals #3 1958-1973
    Author: BRASCH CHARLES & SIMPSON PETER ED

    "This third and final volume of Charles Braschs compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, though very private by temperament, was a reluctant public figure, especially as editor of Landfall indisputably New Zealands leading cultural quarterly (he eventually quit as editor after 20 years). He was also becoming a highly regarded poet, who eventually had six books (one posthumous) to his name. Behind the scenes Brasch was increasingly important as an art collector and as patron and benefactor; the Burns, Hodgkins and Mozart Fellowships for writers, artists and composers respectively which he helped anonymously to found and fund, all began in this period. Among his friends Brasch counted most of the countrys leading artists, writers and intellectuals including Sargeson, McCahon, McCormick, Stead, the Pauls, the Woollastons, the Baxters, Lilburn, Beaglehole, Angus, Oliver, Bensemann, Lusk, Frame and Dallas. These near contemporaries were joined by the talented young, many met as contributors to Landfall including Gee, Cross, Shadbolt, Duggan, OSullivan, Hotere, Tuwhare, Caselberg, Middleton and Manhire. Braschs lively and sometimes acerbic accounts of such people are a fascinating aspect of his journals. Behind the esteemed poet, editor and public intellectual, however, was a sensitive and often angst-ridden man, who confided to his journals (and poems) the emotional roller- coaster of his private life, especially his endlessly frustrated search for love. Presented here are deep attachments to both men and women, including Andrew Packard (a visiting English zoologist) and Margaret Scott, widow of Harry Scott with whom Brasch had also been in love. Late in life his strong involvement with an elderly Jewish #65533;migr#65533;e, Moli Zimmerman, adds another surprising layer to the complex and lovable man his journals reveal. Braschs journals will change forever the perception and understanding of an outstanding New Zealander and of the era to which he contributed so much."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Chosen
    Chosen
    ISBN: 9781776564088
    Title: Chosen
    Author: COCHRANE GEOFF

    ‘Each and every day, at some point on our walk, he stops and lets me know that this is today’s person, the party he wants to be introduced to.’

    Chosen is the nineteenth collection of poems by cult Wellington poet and pedestrian Geoff Cochrane.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Chosen Boys
    Chosen Boys
    ISBN: 9780994137272
    Title: Chosen Boys
    Author: MOLLOY PETRA

    How can a community face up to the ultimate betrayal? He wonders how big God¿s hand is. If he has an eye that can see the whole world in a glance, his hand must be big enough to reach out of the sky and pluck him up with his giant fingers. It is 1974 and seven-year-old Jack leads a carefree life, playing in his Auckland street. But when a new priest selects him to train as an altar boy, Jack¿s world is imperilled and he shrinks away from his community, his friends and his mother. Chosen Boys explores what happens to a community when they are betrayed by those meant to care for their spiritual wellbeing. Set in a working-class Catholic community against the backdrop of the dawn raids, Molloy¿s moving debut novel asks the question: who will act when a predator declares himself `another Christ on Earth¿?


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Cilka's Journey
    Cilka's Journey
    ISBN: 9781760686048
    Title: Cilka's Journey
    Author: MORRIS HEATHER

    In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle. Innocent and imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar. When she makes an impression on a female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she confronts death and faces terror, each day a battle for survival. And when she nurses a man called Aleksandr, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. Based on what is known of Cilka's time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, 'Cilka's Journey' is the breathtaking sequel to 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz.'


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Claim
    Claim
    ISBN: 9781910453735
    Title: Claim
    Author: BRIGGS DAVID

    When Evan Cadwallader's father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan is doubtful that the derelict cottage in the foothills of the mountains will provide the financial answer but decides to visit anyway. He falls in love with the simple property and its remote location and he tends and repairs it, creating a still oasis away from the loose and shifting life he leads in the world outside. He retreats there every summer, prospecting for gold at the claim that has been left to him by a passing stranger. One night his dog goes missing, and, following her frantic barks through a devil of a storm, he finds himself on a gorge edge, halfway down his claim, looking at the body of a young woman. Addie is close to death but Evan carries her to his cottage and nurses her back to health and their lives become intensely intertwined. Evan is torn between his growing feelings for Addie and the pull of his claim but they soon find their rhythm in this new, peaceful life and for a few glorious weeks they thrive. However Evan returns to the cottage one day to find the place ransacked and Addie gone. Frantic with worry he reports the break in and events spiral out of control. His faith falters and he begins to wonder how well he really knows this mysterious young woman, and whether love and truth have ever truly coexisted within this brief and intense affair.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Cleaner
    Cleaner
    ISBN: 9780143771357
    Title: Cleaner
    Author: CLEAVE PAUL

    Surprising and compelling this powerfully written novel is a terrifyingly vivid rendering inside the mind of a serial killer.

    Meet Joe. He’s a nice guy out to catch a copycat killer. The one copying himself. Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his 'night work'. He remembers to feed his fish twice a day and visit his mother at least once a week, although he occasionally peppers her coffee with rat poison. He is not bothered by the reports of The Christchurch Carver, who, they say, murdered seven women. Joe knows the carver has only killed six women. He knows that for a fact. And Joe is going to find that copy-cat killer, punish him for the one and then frame him for the other six.

    It's a perfect plan because he already knows he can outwit the police. All he has to do now is take care of all the women who keep getting in his way – his domineering mother for one. Then there is Sally, the maintenance worker who sees him as a replacement for her dead brother, and the mysterious Melissa, the only woman to have ever understood him, but whose fantasies of blackmail and torture no longer have any place in Joe's investigation…

    The Carver Series:
    Book 1: The Cleaner
    Book 2: Joe Victim

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Cold Wallet
    Cold Wallet
    ISBN: 9780473559403
    Title: Cold Wallet
    Author: FENWICKE ROSY

    'You have kind eyes.' The last words Andrew said to Jess just before he died on their honeymoon. Grief stricken, she returns to New Zealand and to the cryptocurrency exchange he left her in his will. Knowing nothing about cryptocurrency, Jess, a physician, turns to Andrew's associate, Henry, someone she has never liked, for advice.

    But does he mean to help or hinder?

    Suddenly nothing is as it should be and Jess has no choice but to involve the authorities.

    Suddenly details of Jess's past are leaked to the press and she has to fight to save her reputation and her future. The solution to her problems may be in the Cold Wallet but without the passwords what can she do?

    'An exciting thought-provoking thriller set in the world of cryptocurrency.' (read

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Collected Stories
    Collected Stories
    ISBN: 9780864734983
    Title: Collected Stories
    Author: ANDERSON BARBARA

    Comprising stories from other volumes as well as never-before-published tales, this collection of short stories mixes wit with warmth. Anderson's rich characters are set against a range of locations and time periods, from New Zealand's country farms of the mid-20th century to contemporary hair salons and everything in between.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Collected Stories of Barry Crump: A Good Keen Man, Bullock Creek, Gold & Greenstone, Wild Pork & Watercress, Puha Road
    Collected Stories of Barry Crump: A Good Keen Man, Bullock Creek, Gold & Greenstone, Wild Pork & Watercress, Puha Road
    ISBN: 9780947503659
    Title: Collected Stories of Barry Crump: A Good Keen Man, Bullock Creek, Gold & Greenstone, Wild Pork & Watercress, Puha Road
    Author: CRUMP BARRY

    Barry Crump was one of New Zealand's most popular authors ever, selling over 1 million copies of his 24 books between the publishing of A Good Keen Man in 1960 through to his death in 1996. Though the reputation he gained in the wake of his turbulent personal life sometimes overshadows his literary career, he remains a superb storyteller, who perfectly captured the lifestyle and laconic humour of the rugged Kiwi outdoors man. His ability to craft a tale that is both moving and funny is superbly illustrated by the huge international success of the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is based on his book Wild Pork and Watercress. Almost all of Barry Crump's books are now out of print. This new volume of Collected Stories remedies that, by presenting five of his great classics in a handsome, hardback edition. The stories are: A Good Keen Man | Bullock Creek | Gold and Greenstone | Wild Pork and Watercress | Puha Road Barry Crump: Collected Stories belongs on the bookshelf of every New Zealand home, an important, highly enjoyable and often hilarious part of our literary heritage.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Colour
    Colour
    ISBN: 9780099425151
    Title: Colour
    Author: TREMAIN ROSE

    A sweeping saga of love and greed set during the mid-nineteenth century gold rush in New Zealand. Joseph and Harriet Blackstone, along with Joseph's mother Lilian, emigrate from England in search of new beginnings and prosperity in New Zealand. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek, he guiltily hides the discovery from his wife and mother, and is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of the ""colour,"" are violently rushing to their destinies. Harriet bravely decides to pursue her own journey towards an uncertain future. But nothing has prepared her for what happens when she too arrives at the gold diggings. Amid squalor and confusion, burning heat and icy flood, Harriet Blackstone comes face to face with the true cost of desire. Hauntingly evocative and, by turns, both moving and terrifying,The Colouris the story of a quest for the impossible, an attempt to mine the complexities of love and in the process discover what it is that makes men and women happy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Coming Rain
    Coming Rain
    ISBN: 9781922182029
    Title: Coming Rain
    Author: DAISLEY STEPHEN


    Western Australia, the wheatbelt. Lew McLeod has been travelling and working with Painter Hayes since he was a boy. Shearing, charcoal burning, whatever comes. Painter made him his first pair of shoes. It's a hard and uncertain life but it's the only one he knows.


    But Lew's a grown man now. And with this latest job, shearing for John Drysdale and his daughter Clara, everything will change.


    Stephen Daisley writes in lucid, rippling prose of how things work, and why; of the profound satisfaction in hard work done with care, of love and friendship and the damage that both contain.


    Stephen Daisley was born in 1955 and grew up in the North Island of New Zealand. He has worked on sheep and cattle stations, on oil and gas construction sites and as a truck driver, among many other jobs. Stephen's first novel, Traitor, won the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. He lives in Western Australia with his wife and five children.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Cousins
    Cousins
    ISBN: 9780140168082
    Title: Cousins
    Author: GRACE PATRICIA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Cowboy Dog
    Cowboy Dog
    ISBN: 9780864735447
    Title: Cowboy Dog
    Author: COX NIGEL

    When Chester Farlowe's father is killed, Chester is forced to leave the vast cattle ranches of New Zealand's central volcanic plateau for the badlands of urban Auckland. Henry Stroud, proprietor of the I Fry takeaway wagon, takes him under his wing and rechristens him ""Mr. Dog."" Still full of anger six years later, Chester sets out to plot revenge on his father's killer and finds that he must contend with Boss Lennox, the Sultation Kid, and the seductive and inscrutable Miss Peet before he gets to the showdown. This mythical story reconfigures the New Zealand experience with an absorbing coming-of-age tale.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Crimechurch
    Crimechurch
    ISBN: 9780995116665
    Title: Crimechurch
    Author: BOTUR MICHAEL

    Life in the safe suburbs of Christchurch isn't dangerous enough for Marty. He needs excitement in punk, protest, politics and crackpipes. Marty soon finds Mona, a teenage runaway living in a flophouse of skinheads and goths. The two of them live for drugs and dodgy deals but they are minnows compared to siblings Jade and Shayna. Meanwhile, war has broken out among the bikers Marty and Mona depend upon for dope. Fueling the fight is 'King Kong' Chong, a thug determined to be Number One. Swimming between the sharks is Winston, Marty's baby brother, who has big plans to get himself a big reputation. When he gets in over his head, it's up to Marty to try and pull him out of a neo-Nazi nightmare before their family becomes a target.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Crying Trees
    Crying Trees
    ISBN: 9780473525552
    Title: Crying Trees
    Author: SWADLING IRENE

    Drawn from the experiences of workers in the timber-milling industry in the King Country bush in the 1930s, this novel is seen through the eyes of Nick Downs. He is a young man who has much to learn when taken unwillingly from his apprenticeship as a surveyor in Dannevirke to Rakau Tangi, a mill managed and invested in by his father. Through times of danger and constant change, including relief work and other employment during the years of the depression, there are humourour and heroic moments. Underpinning the story is the question, ‘Will he have the opportunity to follow his dream?’

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Curative
    Curative
    ISBN: 9780143020493
    Title: Curative
    Author: RANDALL CHARLOTTE

    This brilliant, compelling and unusual novel - part mystery, part philosophy and part social history - is set in the early years of the 19th century. The narrator is an inmate in Bedlam, the London mental asylum, where he is chained to a wall in unspeakably disgusting conditions. Yet he is witty, urbane and seemingly sane - he philosophises on freedom, on love and love lost, and on the fleeting nature of happiness. As this beautifully constructed story unfolds we learn about his everyday life in the asylum, about his life before Bedlam and the answers to the critical questions: Why is this man here? What exactly has he done? The Curative has been wowing readers with its unique exploration of the devious in human affairs. The novel was runner-up for the Deutz Medal for fiction in the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. It has been published by Penguin in Britain and Australia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Dad Art
    Dad Art
    ISBN: 9781776560561
    Title: Dad Art
    Author: WILKINS DAMIEN

    It’s Wellington, now. Acoustic Engineer Michael Stirling’s old life is gone. He’s on the dating scene, learning te reo Maori, living in an upmarket apartment complex, and visiting his father who has dementia. Wearing his online dating disguise, Michael meets Chrissie, the widowed mother of a young son. Then his beloved adult daughter arrives from Auckland with a new partner, an artist whose project will push them all towards key moments of risk and revelation.

    Dad Art is a vibrant, funny new work from the leading chronicler of contemporary life in Aotearoa. Told with great verve, this novel is about the capacity for surprise and renewal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Dance Prone
    Dance Prone
    ISBN: 9781776563098
    Title: Dance Prone
    Author: COVENTRY DAVID

    During their 1985 tour, two events of hatred and stupidity forever change the lives of a band’s four members. Neues Bauen, a post-hardcore Illinois group homing in on their own small fame, head on with frontman Conrad Wells sexually assaulted and guitarist Tone Seburg wounded by gunshot. The band staggers forth into the American landscape, investigating each of their relationships with history, memory, authenticity, and violence.

    With decades passed and compelled by his wife’s failing health to track down Tone, Conrad flies to North Africa where her brother is rumoured to be hiding with a renowned artist from their past. There he instead meets various characters including his former drummer, Spence. Amongst the sprawl and shout of Morocco, the men attempt to recall what happened to them during their lost years of mental disintegration and emotional poverty.

    Dance Prone is a novel of music, ritual and love. Set simultaneously during the post-punk period and the narrative present of 2019, Dance Prone was born out of a love of the underground and indie rock scenes of the 1980s, a fascination for their role in the cultural apparatus of memory, social decay and its reconstruction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Dark Empire
    Dark Empire
    ISBN: 9781990007101
    Title: Dark Empire
    Author: HORROCKS JOHN

    Katherine Mansfield created some of literature’s most chilling characters, not least Harry Kember and his wife. They seemed out of place among the families enjoying summer holidays at Wellington’s Days Bay. Some of the women at the Bay thought that one day Harry would commit a murder.

    Twenty years later, Harry controls Wellington’s criminal underworld. It is wartime, but business is brisk at his complex of sly grog shops and brothels. His financial dealings have also begun to ensnare more upright citizens such as Stanley Burnell.

    When Detective Sergeant Tom Guthrie is asked to investigate the drowning of a prisoner from Somes Island, he learns that the man is Burnell’s brother-in-law, who worked for both him and Kember. Neither wants to talk about him, while Kate Benson, a journalist at Truth, finds it is dangerous to ask questions about the dead man.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Daylight & the Dust: Selected Short Stories
    Daylight & the Dust: Selected Short Stories
    ISBN: 9781844084623
    Title: Daylight & the Dust: Selected Short Stories
    Author: FRAME JANET; ROBERTS MICHELE S. (INTRODUCTION BY)

    'The Daylight and the Dust' is a comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's short stories. Written over four decades, they come from her classic prize-winning collection 'The Lagoon and Other Stories', right up to 'You Are Now Entering the Human Heart'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Death of an Agent
    Death of an Agent
    ISBN: 9780992262297
    Title: Death of an Agent
    Author: MCGILL DAVID

    Easter 1965 and radical Wellington students are threatening President Johnson's envoy, here to urge New Zealand to commit troops to its Vietnam campaign. American `advisers' warn our security services of violent action by a disaffected anarchist.

    In his fourth outing, former detective and spy-catcher Dan Delaney is first on the scene of a woman dead in a hot tub and his good friend Ru Patterson unconscious beside her. The deceased is a security agent attempting to infiltrate Patterson's left-wing circle, which includes radical students such as the anarchist and Ru's headstrong daughter Hine, Dan's goddaughter.

    The authorities demand Dan's help. Delaney is caught up in gang and police threats to Hine, a police raid on a suspected marijuana dealer, an SIS interrogation, the planting of an incendiary device, an unexpected encounter with Prime Minister Keith Holyoake, student confrontation at the envoy's airport motel, response to a Parliamentary intrusion with Special Task Force marksmen surrounding the building.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Decline & Fall on Savage Street
    Decline & Fall on Savage Street
    ISBN: 9780143770626
    Title: Decline & Fall on Savage Street
    Author: FARRELL FIONA

    A fascinating novel of a house. It is an ordinary villa built in 1910, except its site is far from ordinary. The land jumps and shifts then settles again. In 1908, plans are drawn up for a villa to be erected by the river that winds through this wide, flat country. Within two years, the architect's sketches are turning into a finished house, and within another two years children are running through its rooms. This is the story of a house evolving through a century of historical events and social change, around the people that call it home. A house that has been built within a tight-knit community on shaky ground. This fictional work is a companion volume to The Villa at the Edge of the Empire, a nonfiction book that was shortlisted for the 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Dedications
    Dedications
    ISBN: 9781877338090
    Title: Dedications
    Author: STURM J C

    Accessible, haunting and wise poems about children, mokopuna, friends, her late husband (James K. Baxter), and Maori identity. Artwork by John Baxter.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Denniston Rose #1 Denniston Rose
    Denniston Rose #1 Denniston Rose
    ISBN: 9781869798420
    Title: Denniston Rose #1 Denniston Rose
    Author: PATTRICK JENNY

    A number one bestseller, this favourite New Zealand novel captures a real 19th century community. The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifyingly steep Incline - the cable-haulage system that brings the coal down to the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring out the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck; others running from the law, or from a woman, or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard Jimmy Cork as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself, struggling to secure a place in this tough and often aggressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appalling conditions, remains a survivor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Devil's Trumpet
    Devil's Trumpet
    ISBN: 9781776564170
    Title: Devil's Trumpet
    Author: SLAUGHTER TRACEY

    When the stars were rhinestones. When your car was a blue Holden god. When kisses spread to your back teeth, marathons of sucking. When we pashed through jokes, through tunes, through homework, through the leftovers we shovelled out our schoolbags. When you let me tattoo you with talk.

    Thirty-one exhilarating new stories from the acclaimed author of deleted scenes for lovers.

    'A splendid collection, challenging and rewarding, with stories both memorable and revealing.' —Owen Marshall, NZ Listener

    'This alive, pulsating collection is a masterwork of Antipodean goth.' —Loose Reads, 95bFM

    'In this book it’s almost exclusively women doing the wanting. And even when it’s love it’s always pinned down by lust. And it is wonderfully written. . . . Slaughter does it differently – vivid and intricate, visceral but also highly intelligent, changing all the time.' —Catherine Woulfe, The Spinoff

    ‘If Slaughter is writing from the black block in her chest, she is also speaking directly into yours.’ —Charlotte Graham-McLay, New Zealand Books

    ‘The language sparked like a cut power line. I was shocked awake every time I picked this book up.’ —Grant Smithies, Sunday Star-Times

    Tracey Slaughter is the author of deleted scenes for lovers (2016), Conventional Weapons (poems, 2019), The Longest Drink in Town (2015) and her body rises (poems and short stories, 2005). Her novella if there is no shelter was published in the UK by Ad Hoc in 2020. She has received numerous awards, including the international Fish Short Story Prize 2020, the Bridport Prize 2014, and BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards in 2004 and 2001. She won the 2015 Landfall Essay Competition, and was the recipient of the 2010 Louis Johnson New Writers Bursary. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Waikato, and edits the journals Mayhem and Poetry NZ.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Devils You Know
    Devils You Know
    ISBN: 9781760877873
    Title: Devils You Know
    Author: SANDERS BEN

    Ben Sanders, author of American Blood, strikes again in a mile-a-minute white-knuckle ride through the heart of darkness in sunny California.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Died in the Wool
    Died in the Wool
    ISBN: 9780006512394
    Title: Died in the Wool
    Author: MARSH NGAIO

    When Parliament member Florence Rubrick is found dead in a bale of wool, Inspector Alleyn visits her New Zealand country home. There he learns secrets aplenty lurk in the floorboards of that sheep station, and one conceals a murderous motive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dirty Work
    Dirty Work
    ISBN: 9780864735263
    Title: Dirty Work
    Author: COX NIGEL

    As the economic reforms of the mid-1980s begin to take their toll on New Zealand's most vulnerable, Gina Tully, manager of Happy World hotel--a down-and-out residential hotel filled with rascals and eccentrics--must reconcile her social conscience with her need to keep her job. Emerging from this story about the downtrodden and disadvantaged is a celebration of human resilience that reminds us of the importance of intimacy and compassion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Disinvent Movement
    Disinvent Movement
    ISBN: 9781776564101
    Title: Disinvent Movement
    Author: GENDALL SUSANNA

    ‘Every week we would disinvent something. This week it would be plastic. Next week it would be the aeroplane. I stood outside the supermarket and handed out flyers, which people kindly refused as they left carrying large packs of bottled water.’

    The short history of the Disinvent Movement is told by its creator as she looks back on her life in New Zealand, France, Switzerland and other countries. Intertwined with the movement are her efforts to find a way ‘inside’ – an entry point to the system in which so many others seem to be living happily. But once you’re in, what if you want to escape? How do you disinvent the all-encompassing structure of a violent marriage?

    The Disinvent Movement is a brilliantly original and poignant first novel, both elliptical and direct, about how we dismantle and remake our stories – and re-cast the people who occupy the most important roles in our lives – in hopes of finding sanctuary.

    ‘Like Olivia Laing or Renata Adler, Susanna Gendall strips back the everyday to get at life’s extraordinary oddness; this novel conjures a strange magic, pierced with little darts of hope.’ —Emily Perkins

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Doom Creek #2 Nick Chester
    Doom Creek #2 Nick Chester
    ISBN: 9781925816815
    Title: Doom Creek #2 Nick Chester
    Author: CARTER ALAN

    Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared and is out of hiding and looking forward to the quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing for doomsday by building a bolthole in the valley. As tensions simmer, Nick finds himself up against an evil that knows no borders and no depths.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Dream Sleepers
    Dream Sleepers
    ISBN: 9780143020028
    Title: Dream Sleepers
    Author: GRACE PATRICIA

    The Dream Sleepers - stories of family life in the country and the city, of the contrasts between young and old, of relationships between people who know what it means to be Maori in a society whose predominant values are alien.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Drongo: A Kiwi Road Novel
    Drongo: A Kiwi Road Novel
    ISBN: 9780994137647
    Title: Drongo: A Kiwi Road Novel
    Author: RICHARDS IAN

    18 year old Andy Ingle, with his yellow typewriter called Half-Arse under his arm, embarks on one of the great Kiwi road trips, hitchhiking from Palmerston North to Dunedin, over to the West Coast and back up to Auckland. On the way falling in with drug dealers, a washed-out Professor of Literature, members of the Miss NZ Pageant, and a rag-tag collection of some of the most eccentric and entertaining characters to appear in Kiwi fiction. "This generous and absorbing book brings an unforgettable character to our literature." - Chris Bourke

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Dry Milk
    Dry Milk
    ISBN: 9781925336993
    Title: Dry Milk
    Author: YAN HUO

    John Lee is a lonely and increasingly misanthropic Chinese migrant who has lived in Auckland for thirty years, running a second-hand junk shop while maintaining a relationship of disdain with his disabled wife. When he becomes infatuated with a young international student who lodges in their house, and puts his life savings behind a scheme to export powdered milk to China, the dubious balance with which he has held his life together comes apart, and feelings of alienation and humiliation begin to spiral out of control. John Lee is a work of fiction that gives a perspective on Antipodean culture unlike any other, told from the point of view of an immigrant alienated from his new home, both its New Zealand and Chinese communities. Huo's novella is a stark portrait of social isolation, and of the experience of the emigrants that left China in the period after the Cultural Revolution. Capturing the voice of China's post-1980s literary generation, the book is written with an obsessive intensity that echoes Patricia Highsmith, Elias Canetti and the short novels of Elena Ferrante.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Dwelling in the Margins Art Publishing in Aotearoa
    Dwelling in the Margins Art Publishing in Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9780473544782
    Title: Dwelling in the Margins Art Publishing in Aotearoa
    Author: KERR KATIE ED


    With contributions from Dominic Hoey, Imogen Taylor, Judy Darragh, Catherine Griffiths, Bruce Connew, Bridget Reweti, Matariki Williams, Luke Wood, Sarah Maxey, Ella Sutherland, Jonty Valentine, Haruhiko Sameshima, Matthew Galloway, Louise Menzies, Sophie Davis, Alan Deare, Chloe Geoghegan, Alice Connew, Anita Tótha, Balamohan Shingade, Chris Holdaway, Erena Shingade, Gabi Lardies, Simon Gennard, Harry Culy, Katie Kerr, Lizzie Boon, Melinda Johnston, Samuel Walsh, Sophie Rzepecky and Virginia Woods-Jack.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Electric City
    Electric City
    ISBN: 9780143020042
    Title: Electric City
    Author: GRACE PATRICIA


    These are short stories about ordinary folk leading seemingly ordinary lives. The power of community, extended family and culture are central to all.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ephemera
    Ephemera
    ISBN: 9780473500320
    Title: Ephemera
    Author: SHAW TINA

    After an international meltdown, New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, has shut down. No electricity, no broadband, and people are in survival mode - at least until somebody turns the lights on again. Ruth has always led a sheltered life. Pre-Crash, she worked as an Ephemera Librarian, now she is managing a simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. But her sister is dying from tuberculosis and her love for Juliana propels Ruth to undertake a perilous journey. She intrepidly sets off from Auckland to find the man known as Nelson and his rumoured stockpile of pharmaceutical drugs. Word has it he is based at the old Huka Lodge. Along with the handsome Lance Hinckley and enigmatic Adebowale Ackers, Ruth travels by steamboat up the Waikato River - the only practical way. The group journeys through settlements that have sprung up along the river as people try to re-establish their lives in this precarious time. With society itself broken, will Ruth manage to keep her commitment to her sister without compromising her own values? Inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, this post-apocalyptic, partly comedic novel reveals that things are not always what they seem.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Escape Path Lighting
    Escape Path Lighting
    ISBN: 9781776562336
    Title: Escape Path Lighting
    Author: NEWTON JOHN

    A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong?

    Rock Oyster Island. It’s a slack kind of place, but that’s the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and fishing guides. It’s only a ferry ride to the city but the modern world feels blessedly remote. Working hard is not greatly valued. Mild Pacific sunshine pours down unfailingly.

    When Arthur Bardruin, fugitive poet, washes up on Marigold Ingle’s beach, he dares to imagine he may be safe from the gaze of the Continence Police. With Marigold and her parrot, Chuck, he finds an indulgent sanctuary. But the reach of aesthetic decorum is long. A chill wind is blowing through Paradise.

    Meanwhile, at the local health farm, Juanita Díaz, Lacanian analyst, has problems with dissolute musician Frank Hortune, who has problems with his mother and a glad eye for Juanita’s lover.

    Where did Chuck learn his bad-tempered Spanish? Can Juanita keep her man on the couch? Can Bardruin keep his trousers on? Will poetry be the winner on the day?

    John Newton’s verse novel Escape Path Lighting is a throwaway epic, a romp, a curmudgeonly cri de coeur. The verse bowls along like a summer breeze. The satire leaves no target unscathed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Everything Changes
    Everything Changes
    ISBN: 9780143775539
    Title: Everything Changes
    Author: JOHNSON STEPHANIE

    Buying a rundown motel to start a new life - what could possibly go wrong? In this funny and moving novel, prize-winning author Stephanie Johnson turns her wry eye on us.

    'What a fabulous read. Stephanie Johnson's characters choose an old motel with little to offer except an amazing view in order to start a 'new life'. Their first guests are a classic cast of the sorrowful and dysfunctional that every-day life throws at us these days. They are joined by their pregnant daughter, a mysterious young criminal from next door and a dog that knows more than all of them put together. The story is fast paced, and unpredictable, it's smart, contemporary and heartbreaking all at once. And, just when it was about to make me cry, Johnson startled me into wild laughter. This is her best book ever, and I loved every page of it.' - Fiona Kidman

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
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