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              Remote Sympathy
               

              Remote Sympathy (Paperback)

              By Chidgey, Catherine

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              Moving away from Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all - right on their doorstep - are some of the finest craftsmen from all over Europe, prepared to mak...e for her and the other officers' wives living in this small community anything they could possibly desire: new curtains from the finest silks, furniture designed to the most exacting specifications, execute a fresco or a mural even. The looming presence of the nearby prison camp - lying just beyond a patch of forest - is the only blot to mar what is otherwise an idyllic life in Buchenwald. Frau Hahn's husband, SS Sturmbannfuhrer Dietrich Hahn, has taken up a powerful new position as camp administrator. The job is all consuming as he wrestles with corruption that is rife at every level, inadequate supplies, and a sewerage system under ever-growing strain as the prison population continues to rise. Frau Hahn's obliviousness is challenged when she is forced into an unlikely alliance with one of Buchenwald's prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber. A decade earlier he invented a machine - the Sympathetic Vitaliser - that at the time he believed could cure cancer. Does the machine work? Whether it does or not, it might yet save a life.
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              ISBN 9781776563203
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
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              The Swimmers
                

              The Swimmers (Paperback)

              By Lane, Chloe

              Erin's mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task she faced one winter. 'Chloe Lane's The Swimmers is by turns touching, reson...ate, fiercely candid, and beautifully written. In this novel about a daughter's attempt to help her mother receive a merciful death, Lane has sidestepped the cliches, and captured the enigma of what it means to save a life by ending one.'
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              ISBN 9781776563180
              Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
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              Healthy Bee, Sick Bee
                

              Healthy Bee, Sick Bee (Paperback)

              By Lester, Phil

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              Phil Lester's first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world's most hated insects. His second is about just the opposite - the honey bee, arguably one of our best-loved six-legged creatures. People have revered honey bees for centuries. Today we celebrate them with toys,... postage stamps and campaigns to raise awareness; we dress up in large bee suits to protest the use of pesticides; we've even sent bees into space and watched as they adjusted to microgravity. Bees are one of the world's most efficient pollinators. Their work is vital to the success of many food crops, and hence to the world's economy. So we need to take seriously any threats to their health - including parasites, pathogens, predators and pesticides - and, guided by evidence at every turn, find a way to minimise harm and keep bees thriving. As Healthy Bee, Sick Bee shows, this is no small task. In this book, entomologist Phil Lester explores the wonderfully complex and sometimes brutally efficient life history of honey bees, and the problems they face in New Zealand and around the globe. What causes a beehive to collapse? Are pesticides as big a problem as they appear? What can we do to improve the health of our honey bees? With intelligence, insight and entomologist jokes, Healthy Bee, Sick Bee tells the story of this much-loved little insect and offers new ways of thinking about how to ensure they will stick around in the future.
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              ISBN 9781776564057
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
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              The Savage Coloniser Book
                

              The Savage Coloniser Book (Paperback)

              By Avia, Tusiata

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              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
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              Escape Path Lighting
               

              Escape Path Lighting (Paperback)

              By Newton, John

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              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
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              This Is Not A Pipe
               

              This Is Not A Pipe (Paperback)

              By Black, Tara

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              I've decided to document my life in pictures. It's hard to draw the pole, because of the pole. Beth has a pole through her arms. This is not a metaphor. A metaphor would be a lot less inconvenient. On the other side of the room, Kenneth is creating a new religion. He thinks narra...tive is the operating principle of the universe. He also thinks he's the hero of Beth's story. Beth is worried he's going to leave her. The creatures living in the pole may have stolen her cat. Tara Black's comic is surreal, dark, sad, perversely joyful, and if you bet someone they couldn't find another book remotely like it, you would win. It's a little bit about being married to Kenneth. It's a little bit about losing your cat. It's definitely not about the pole. I've been told I hold my pen wrong. But it's the only way I can. 'One of the most potent, unsettling texts I've encountered.' -Tracey Slaughter 'Poetic, whimsical and painfully honest.' -Dylan Horrocks 'A strange and wonderful book, both surreal and very real.' -Tina Makereti 'A freaking masterpiece.' -Pip Adam Tara Black makes comics and sits in the front row of book events so she can draw the writers. Her work appears on The Sapling, Stasis Journal and her website, taracomics.com. This Is Not a Pipe is her first book.
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              ISBN 9781776563227
              Published NZ 15 Nov 2020
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              Poukahangatus
               

              Poukahangatus (Paperback)

              By Tibble, Tayi

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              This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality.

              ISBN 9781776561926
              Published NZ 12 Jul 2018
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              Wake
               

              Wake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Elizabeth, Knox

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              "An invisible monster is what you can't see coming. With an invisible monster you never know when you're in danger and when you're safe-if you retreat to your fortress you can't be sure you haven't locked it in with you. The invisible monster is something on which no one is an ex...pert. But everyone has the same relationship to it. It could just as well be peering over your shoulder as mine"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780864737700
              Published NZ 11 Jan 2013
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              Hicksville
               

              Hicksville (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st N.Z. ed.)

              By Horrocks, Dylan

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              Contains adult themes. This internationally acclaimed New Zealand graphic novel is a wryly funny story about the dangerous business of art and a haunting meditation on longing and regret, on getting lost and finding your way home.

              ISBN 9780864736246
              Published NZ 3 Jan 2010
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              Glass Wings
               

              Glass Wings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Adcock, Fleur

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              Fleur Adcock's title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species - bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies - celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Zealand to the clothes' mot...hs that infest her London house. There is an elegy for the once abundant caterpillars of her English childhood, while other sections of the book include elegies for human beings and poems based on family wills from the 16th to the 20th centuries, as well as birthday greetings for old friends and for a new great-grandson.
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              ISBN 9780864738875
              Published NZ 5 Mar 2013
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