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              Nothing to See
               

              Nothing to See (Paperback)

              By Adam, Pip

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              It's 1994. Peggy and Greta are learning how to live sober. They go to meetings and they ring their support person, Diane. They have just enough money for one Tom Yum between them, but mostly they eat carrot sandwiches.

              ISBN 9781776563159
              Published NZ 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              The Absolute Book
               

              The Absolute Book (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Knox, Elizabeth

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              Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries - the book is a success, but not ...all of the attention it brings her is good.
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              ISBN 9781776562305
              Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
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              The Swimmers
                 

              The Swimmers (Paperback)

              By Lane, Chloe

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                13 Aug 20

              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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              Funkhaus
               

              Funkhaus (Paperback)

              By Baker, Hinemoana

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              A queer / takatapui Maori writer living in Berlin, Germany since 2015, Hinemoana Baker brings a unique perspective both to and from the 'global North'.

              ISBN 9781776563142
              Published NZ 11 Jun 2020
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              Selected Poems
                 

              Selected Poems (Hardback)

              By Brown, James

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                13 Aug 20

              This book is the first to represent the full extent of the work of James Brown. With personal lyrics, narrative desire, short takes, anti-poetry, stolen lines, and hill-climbing, Selected Poems is a showcase of one of New Zealand's essential poetic voices. 'James Brown is the... New Zealand poet laureate of torpor, resignation and exhaustion ... with intermittent bouts of fanatical bicycle riding. The miracle is that he can make it all so interesting and darkly humorous and weirdly moving.' -Gregory O'Brien 'This is not a poetry book for the faint-hearted.' -Pania Brown (James's sister) 'The finding of poetry in unlikely places expands our concept of what poetry is - if a poem can be found in the heart of an ATM, where can it not be found?' -Gabe Atkinson
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              ISBN 9781776563074
              Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
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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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                13 Aug 20

              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
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              A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan
                

              A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan (Paperback)

              By Whiteford, Peter

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              The enigmatic figure of John Mulgan remains a striking presence in New Zealand culture, his sole novel, Man Alone (1939), one of the classic landmarks of a mature and independent New Zealand literature. His second book, Report on Experience, published posthumously in 1947, is one... of the most clear-sighted and moving memoirs to emerge from the Second World War. A Good Mail presents a generous selection of his letters home - letters to those he cared about, but from whom he felt a permanent separation. When he left New Zealand in 1933, he had declared I think I'm going to have the best year of my life . That confident expectation carried him through the first half of the thirties, but the growing political unrest in Europe severely dampened his enthusiasm ( It's a hell of a world we live in ), made him more and more conscious of his separation from whatever 'home' had come to mean, and strengthened his desire to see again his parents, his wife, and the son he scarcely knew. It was a desire that remained unfulfilled, his life ended by his own hand. These letters tell his story.
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              ISBN 9780864736932
              Published NZ 12 Feb 2011
              Publisher Victoria University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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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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              The Invisible Rider
                

              The Invisible Rider (Paperback)

              By McDougall, Kirsten

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              "This delightful collection of linked short stories focuses on Philip Fetch, a lawyer with an office in a suburban shopping mall who feels increasingly out of step with his society and neighbours. At once surreal and whimsical, and fired by a quietly burning moral engagement, The... Invisible Rider is an antipodean cousin of Calvino's Marcovaldo"--Publisher's website.
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              ISBN 9780864737670
              Published NZ 14 Dec 2017
              Publisher Victoria University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Tough
               

              Tough (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Head, Amy

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              Men wake floating in their tents as a river scales its banks. Four girls gather around a Ouija board as a boy crouches at a window. A woman visits the man who took her prisoner as a girl. A boy decides to become a sinner as he tramps out of Reefton in the last of daylight. The re...markable stories in Tough tunnel back and forth between the west coast of New Zealand's present and its gold-mining past. They explore rugged lives lived out against rugged landscapes. But the stories also find moments of grace, solace, and unlikely triumph. With unflinching honesty and dramatic flair, Amy Head gives us a new view of a place and a people on the margins.
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              ISBN 9780864738936
              Published NZ 6 Jul 2013
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