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            The Odyssey

            The Odyssey (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Homer; Introduction by Jones, Peter; Revised by Rieu, Dominic; Translated by Rieu, E. V.

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            An epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odyss...eus must test his bravery and cunning to the full.
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            ISBN 9780140449112
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Classics
            Language (English)
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            Here is the Beehive

            Here is the Beehive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crossan, Sarah

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            You made me very bad, Connor. And I am so glad. Ana and Connor have been having an affair for three years. In hotel rooms and coffee shops, swiftly deleted texts and briefly snatched weekends, they have built a world with none but the two of them in it. But then the unimaginable ...happens, and Ana finds herself alone, trapped inside her secret. How can we lose someone the world never knew was ours? How do we grieve for something no one else can ever find out? In her desperate bid for answers, Ana seeks out the shadowy figure who has always stood just beyond her reach - Connor's wife Rebecca. Peeling away the layers of two overlapping marriages, Here is the Beehive is a devastating excavation of parenthood, betrayal and loss.
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            ISBN 9781526619518
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Landmarks
              

            Landmarks (Hardback)

            By Sydney, Grahame; Marshall, Owen; Turner, Brian

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            A handsome, landmark book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights. The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was first brought together in the hugely successful Timeless Land in 1995. Its pa...ges showed their shared, deep connection to Central Otago, to its vast skies, its wide plains punctuated by jagged ranges, its unique colours and its dwarfing effect on the people who pass through it. Twenty-five years later, this lavish new volume from these three long-time friends showcases a rich selection of their subsequent work, including recently written, previously unpublished pieces. Through their own marks about the land and its people, be it in ink or paint, they offer a love song to the South Island, in particular Central Otago.
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            ISBN 9780143774228
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            The Savage Coloniser Book
               

            The Savage Coloniser Book (Paperback)

            By Avia, Tusiata

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            • Pub Date
              8 Oct 20

            Kneel like a prayer full of lynching This is my God-given white 'Savage is as savage does. And we're all implicated. Avia breaks the colonial lens wide open. We peer through its poetic shards and see a savage world - outside, inside. With characteristic savage and stylish w...it, Avia holds the word-blade to our necks and presses with a relentless grace. At the end, you'll feel your pulse anew.' -Selina Tusitala Marsh, New Zealand Poet Laureate 2017-19 The voices of Tusiata Avia are infinite. She ranges from vulnerable to forbidding to celebratory with forms including pantoums, prayers and invocations. And in this electrifying new work, she gathers all the power of her voice to speak directly into histories of violence.
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            ISBN 9781776564095
            Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
             

            Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fry, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as str...ained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
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            ISBN 9780241424599
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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            Escape Path Lighting
              

            Escape Path Lighting (Paperback)

            By Newton, John

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            • Pub Date
              8 Oct 20

            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 fer...ry 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 hope 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 chilly wind is blowing through Paradise . . . Meanwhile, at the Blue Pacific Wellness Farm, Juanita Diaz, 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 manifesto. The verse bowls along like a summer breeze. The satire leaves no target unscathed.
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            ISBN 9781776562336
            Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Be Happy Though Human: New and Selected Poems
              

            How to Be Happy Though Human: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)

            By Camp, Kate; Knox, Elizabeth

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            A timely collection of new and previously published work by one of Aotearoa's most acclaimed poets, How to Be Happy Though Human is Kate Camp's superb seventh book of poetry. It is published simultaneously in Canada and the United States by House of Anansi Press. Kate Camp's p...oetry has been described by critics as 'fearless', 'wry, sympathetic, affable, deadpan', and 'containing a surprising radicalism and power'. Incorporating new, previously unpublished work and a selection of important poems from her six earlier collections, How to Be Happy Though Human represents a new chapter in her career.
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            ISBN 9781776564064
            Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            How to Be Old
             

            How to Be Old (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McAlpine, Rachel

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            Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine blogs and podcasts about living and ageing and is celebrating her 80th birthday with a book of poems.

            ISBN 9781988595177
            Published NZ 10 Jun 2020
            Publisher The Cuba Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Black Flamingo
             

            The Black Flamingo (Paperback)

            By Atta, Dean; Illustrated by Khullar, Anshika

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            Fiercely told, this is a bold and timely coming-of-age story, told in verse about one boy's journey to self-acceptance. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Poet X and Orangeboy.

            ISBN 9781444948608
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2020
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Nouns, Verbs, Etc.
              

            Nouns, Verbs, Etc. (Hardback)

            By Farrell, Fiona

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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            One of New Zealand's most versatile writers, Fiona Farrell has published four collections of poetry over 25 years, from Cutting Out (1987) to The Broken Book (2011). Nouns, verbs, etc. collects the best work from these books, and intersperses them with other poems thus far 'uncol...lected'. The themes are wide ranging: political and personal, regional and global, including love and birth and death, war and emigration, history and landscape. The poems mix lyricism with the flat and plainspoken mode of Kiwi vernacular; they channel voices infrequently heard in poetry in traditional song and ballad forms. They are well crafted but unpretentious, jokey yet illuminating, self-deprecating but wise, sad and funny and deeply human.
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            ISBN 9781988592534
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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