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              Books by Michael Sala

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              The Last Thread

              The Last Thread (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sala, Michael

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              This poignant, haunting and beautiful novel retells Michael Sala's fascinating life through fiction. From his early years in the Netherlands to moving (twice) to Australia in the 1980s, 'Michaelis' recalls the mysterious secret surrounding his estranged father, the relentless bul...lying of his stepfather, his mother's cheerful apathy, and his own struggles to fit into a world that often made no sense. With breathtaking prose, reminiscent of the great autobiographical novels of JM Coetzee and Michael Ondaatje, The Last Thread is the work of an exceptional new Australian writer. The Last Thread won the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize for the Pacific region.
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              ISBN 9780987132680
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Affirm Press
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              The Restorer

              The Restorer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sala, Michael

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              A family struggles with its own history. Sala's vivid characters reveal the deep roots of family violence, and what remains in the face of it.

              ISBN 9781925355024
              Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Last Thread

              The Last Thread (Paperback)

              By Sala, Michael

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              Michaelis is four when they first move to Australia, leaving behind the cold and the snow and the mud, the flat grey landscape, his father, his mother's family, and everything he has ever known. He is seven when they pack up again and go home, nine when they return to Australia. ...When you are used to it, leaving is the easiest thing in the world-and where the sea is warm and the days linger, it is easier to forget. But his stepfather is a bully, and the absence of his real father masks a painful truth. Before long, Michaelis learns that no matter how far you go, your past always follows you, trailing questions in its wake. Beginning with memory's first fragments, The Last Thread traces a boy's journey into adulthood against a backdrop of family secrets, betrayals and unhealed wounds.
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              ISBN 9781925498516
              Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
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              The Restorer

              The Restorer (Paperback)

              By Sala, Michael

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              * Longlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Michael Sala's The Restorer is an explosive and powerful story one troubled family's attempts to rebuild their broken lives

              ISBN 9781925603736
              Published NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives
               

              New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)

              Edited by Parnell, Jo; Contributions by Craig, Hugh; Brien, Donna Lee; Foreword by McMillen, Caroline; Contributions by Sala, Michael

              • RRP: $59.99
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              This edited collection is a timely study of new approaches to writing lives, including literary docu-memoir, autobiographical cartography, social media life writing and autobiographical writing for children.

              ISBN 9781352007183
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Macmillan Education
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              New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives
                

              New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

              Edited by Parnell, Jo; Contributions by Craig, Hugh; Brien, Donna Lee; Foreword by McMillen, Caroline; Contributions by Sala, Michael

              • RRP: $307.99
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              This edited collection is a timely study of new approaches to writing lives, including literary docu-memoir, autobiographical cartography, social media life writing and autobiographical writing for children.

              ISBN 9781352007213
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
              Publisher Macmillan Education
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              The Last Thread
               

              The Last Thread (EPUB ebook)

              By Sala, Michael

              Michaelis is four when they first move to Australia, leaving behind the cold and the snow and the mud, the flat grey landscape, his father, his mother's family, and everything he has ever known. He is seven when they pack up again and go home, nine when they return to Au...stralia. When you are used to it, leaving is the easiest thing in the world-and where the sea is warm and the days linger, it is easier to forget. But his stepfather is a bully, and the absence of his real father masks a painful truth. Before long, Michaelis learns that no matter how far you go, your past always follows you, trailing questions in its wake. Beginning with memory's first fragments, The Last Thread traces a boy's journey into adulthood against a backdrop of family secrets, betrayals and unhealed wounds. Michael Sala was born in the Netherlands in 1975 to a Greek father and a Dutch mother, and first came to Australia in the 1980s. He lives in Newcastle.His critically acclaimed debut, The Last Thread,won the 2013 NSW Premier's Award for New Writing and was the regional winner (Pacific) of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize. 'Michael Sala has a rare gift: in prose that takes your breath away, he tells a story of heart-rending sorrow without a trace of sentimentality.' Raimond Gaita 'A confronting and compelling story of a family. Sala captures perfectly the puzzled silence of the uncomprehending child in a narrative swollen with unspoken secrets.' Debra Adelaide 'A gutsy, moving, beautifully wrought and utterly compelling work.' Readings Monthly'There is so much to praise about this book. Michael Sala's prose is clear and unadorned, the setting exquisitely rendered, but it is his characters-all of them flawed and complex and deeply, deeply human-who will stay with me for a very long time. I would defy anyone to read this story and remain unmoved. The Restorer is an incredibly powerful novel and, I believe, an important one.' Hannah Ken
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              ISBN 9781925410754
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              Language en
              Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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              Honour & Other People's Children: Text Classics
               

              Honour & Other People's Children: Text Classics (EPUB ebook)

              By Garner, Helen; Introduction by Sala, Michael

              Two novellas, delving into our connections with those we love, and the pain of breaking those connections. Introduced by Michael Sala.

              ISBN 9781925626711
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              Published NZ 2 Jul 2018
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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              The Restorer
               

              The Restorer (EPUB ebook)

              By Sala, Michael

              A family struggles with its own history. Sala's vivid characters reveal the deep roots of family violence, and what remains in the face of it.

              ISBN 9781922253606
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              Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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