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              The Delicate Prey Deluxe Edition: And Other Stories
               

              The Delicate Prey Deluxe Edition: And Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bowles, Paul; Foreword by Vida, Vendela

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              Paul Bowles's classic collection of short stories, available in a deluxe paperback edition--part of Ecco's Art of the Story series. All the tales are a variety of detective story, wrote Bowles of this, his first short story collection, in which the reader is the detective; the my...stery is in the motivation for the characters'' behavior. In such stories as A Distant Episode and How Many Midnights, Bowles pushes human character beyond socially defined limits and maps a transformed (often horribly transformed) reality.Bowles captures the duality of human frailty and cruelty in these seventeen taut and atmospheric tales, written between 1939 and 1949. Brutal and gorgeous, visceral yet perceptive, this timeless collection is one of the most profound, beautifully wrought, and haunting collections in our literature. . . at once austere, witty, violent, and sensuous. . . . His language has a purity of line, a poise and authority entirely its own, capable of instantly modulating from farce to horror without a ruffle (Tobias Wolff).
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              ISBN 9780062393852
              Released NZ 23 Jun 2015
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              The Hunger: A Memoir of an Accidental Chef
               

              The Hunger: A Memoir of an Accidental Chef (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Delucie, John; Carter, Editor Graydon

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              An inspiring, heartwarming memoir from the unlikely chef of The Waverly Inn The Hunger is an insider's take on the crazy life that is the restaurant business, as well as an underdog's tale of survival. Dissatisfied with his corporate career, John DeLucie followed his passion for ...food to a single cooking class at the New School (where he was named Most Likely to Succeed). He launched his first food gig at SoHo's famed Dean & DeLuca, then cooked at several New York-area restaurants. For fifteen years, DeLucie worked his way through major challenges, while accepting both successes and failures, until finally opening his restaurant The Waverly Inn--the Greenwich Village sensation. He now shares secrets about the behind-the-scenes details from the tiny kitchen, the front of the house, and outside the restaurant, where the paparazzi gather. Also included are the stories behind some of DeLucie's signature recipes. The Hunger is a story about food and desire and appetite--an intimate window onto a chaotic world.
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              ISBN 9780061579295
              Released NZ 4 May 2010
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              Cold Storage
               

              Cold Storage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koepp, David

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              For readers of Andy Weir and Noah Hawley comes an astonishing debut by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was... sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards--one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?
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              ISBN 9780062960467
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
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              Between Them: Remembering My Parents
               

              Between Them: Remembering My Parents (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ford, Richard

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              From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford's parents--Edna, a feist...y, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman--were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the twentieth century. Married in 1928, they lived alone together on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other and loved him become a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. Between Them is his vivid image of where his life began and where his parents' lives found their greatest satisfaction. Bringing his celebrated candor, wit, and intelligence to this most intimate and mysterious of landscapes--our parents' lives--the award-winning storyteller and creator of the iconic Frank Bascombe delivers an unforgettable exploration of memory, intimacy, and love.
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              ISBN 9780062661890
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
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              Make Them Cry
                

              Make Them Cry (Hardback)

              By Henderson, Smith; Smith, Jon Marc

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              For fans of The Border and Jason Bourne, The Concern is an explosive action thriller about a DEA agent sucked into a dangerous turf war on the U.S.-Mexico border --

              ISBN 9780062825179
              Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
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              An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir
               

              An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lipsyte, Robert

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              Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte--the New York Times' longtime lead sports columnist--mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling book, as much about personal relationships and the culture of sports as ...the athletes and teams themselves, An Accidental Sportswriter interweaves stories from Lipsyte's life and the events he covered to explore the connections between the games we play and the lives we lead. Robert Lipsyte has been there--from the Mets' first Spring Training to the fight that made Muhammad Ali an international icon to the current steroids scandals that rewired our view of sports--and in An Accidental Sportswriter he offers a fresh and refreshing view of the world of professional athletes as seen through the eyes of a journalist who always managed to remain independent of our jock-obsessed culture.
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              ISBN 9780061769146
              Released NZ 24 Apr 2012
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              The Three Button Trick and Other Stories
               

              The Three Button Trick and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Barker, Nicola

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              Nicola Barker weaves humor and tragedy through this fresh and original collection, as her characters struggle to find love, independence, and fulfillment in this new addition to the Ecco Art of the Story series Nicola Barker's collection of her nineteen most brilliant stories exe...mplifies her ability to create daring, witty, and dynamic characters, all their idiosyncracies intact. Barker's stories often use wordplay and humor to stretch the boundaries of metaphor and reality as the outrageously original plots unfold. Through her confident and clever style, these short stories sling Barker to the forefront of fiction writing, as she is reminiscent of Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, and Margaret Atwood. The collection begins with a smart tale of a teenage girl whose obsession with the size of her nose dangerously compromises her relationships with her friends and her family. Inside Information is a pun of a title, describing how the protagonist's unborn fetus is the only one able to reform his mother's compulsive shoplifting by pulling the ultimate prank. G-String and Symbiosis: Class Cestoda detail women who gain self-esteem, albeit through quirky methods, despite the cowardly men who try to suppress them. The title story, Three Button Trick, is about a man who deliberately buttons his duffel coat incorrectly to attract sympathetic females. Carrie falls for this trick, and it takes twenty-one years, a curious friend, and an eighty-three-year-old widower for her to realize her mistake. Wesley is the protagonist of a three-part collection, Blisters, Braces, and Mr. Lippy who, traumatized by two unfortunate incidents as a young boy, is an eccentric obsessed with freedom and the sea. Barker skillfully intertwines humor with despair to stimulate any reader's interest; she taps into the psyches of her characters to create an authentic, original, and highly enjoyable read. The Three Button Trick and Other Stories is a resonant, audacious volume from a writer of immense talent an
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              ISBN 9780062871718
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
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              Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

              Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Paperback)

              By Fountain, Ben

              A re-release of this award-winning, critically acclaimed novel--featuring a new introduction by the author--just in time for its major motion picture release, directed byTwo-time Academy Award(r) winner Ang Lee, screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli and featuringJoe Alwyn, Krist...en Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Dieseland Steve Martin.A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America s most sought-after heroes. The Bush Administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide Victory Tour . Now, at the end of their tour, the Bravos are set to do the Halftime Show at Texas Stadium where they ll be the Dallas Cowboys guests. Among the Bravos is the Silver Star-winning hero of Al-Ansakar, a 19-year-old Texas native named Specialist William Lynn. On this final day before their redeployment, Billy and the Bravos will meet patriots who are proud of their troops and proud to be Americans. They include the Cowboy s hard-nosed businessman/owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a luscious born-again Cowboys cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized pro players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Between their faces he sees those of his family, his worried sisters and broken father, and there is Shroom, the philosophical sergeant who opened Billy s mind and died in his arms at Al-Ansakar.Over the course of this day, Billy will understand difficult truths, discover pure love, and gain a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.
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              ISBN 9780062656568
              Released NZ 25 Oct 2016
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              Blackfish City
               

              Blackfish City (Hardback, Library Edition)

              By Miller, Sam J.

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              One of the most intriguing future cities in years. --Charlie Jane Anders Simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder. --Ann Leckie A Best Book of the Month in Entertainment Weekly The Washington Post Tor.com B&N Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Amazon After the climate wars, a floa...ting city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city's denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges--crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called the breaks is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives--a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side--the city is entranced. The orcamancer, as she's known, very subtly brings together four people--each living on the periphery--to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves. Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent--and ultimately very hopeful--novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.
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              ISBN 9780062684820
              Released NZ 17 Apr 2018
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              ACT Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting
               

              ACT Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Traig, Jennifer

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              From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange, and often contradictory history of Western parenting --

              ISBN 9780062469816
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
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