• Bad Things
    Bad Things
    No one can imagine how bad things must be. They sprout in the dark, damp folds of my mind. They grow there- a forest of tiny umbrellas. They flourish- a crown of terrible heads. Bad Things, the new collection by Louise Wallace - poet, not celebrity housewife - is about the different ways in which we survive. Political and personal, the collection navigates celebrity encounters, women and work, the weight of expectation, and the pasts we try to escape and the people we try to hold on to. These poems are dreamlike, confronting, funny, and sometimes unashamedly weird.

    ISBN: 9781776561612
    Publication date: 10/08/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Wallace, Louise
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Barry Crump Collected Stories
    Barry Crump Collected Stories
    Barry Crump was one of New Zealand's most popular authors ever, selling over 1 million copies of his 24 books between the publishing of A Good Keen Man in 1960 through to his death in 1996. Though the reputation he gained in the wake of his turbulent personal life sometimes overshadows his literary career, he remains a superb storyteller, who perfectly captured the lifestyle and laconic humour of the rugged Kiwi outdoors man. His ability to craft a tale that is both moving and funny is superbly illustrated by the huge international success of the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is based on his book Wild Pork and Watercress. Almost all of Barry Crump's books are now out of print. This new volume of Collected Stories remedies that, by presenting five of his great classics in a handsome, hardback edition. The stories are: A Good Keen Man | Bullock Creek | Gold and Greenstone | Wild Pork and Watercress | Puha Road Barry Crump: Collected Stories belongs on the bookshelf of every New Zealand home, an important, highly enjoyable and often hilarious part of our literary heritage.

    ISBN: 9780947503659
    Publication date: 18/09/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Crump, Barry
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Beacon Project
    Beacon Project
    Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringings. And now each man understands something of the nature of military conflict: one using technology to avoid senseless deaths on the battlefield, the other profiting from wartime brutality wherever it happens. A searing indictment of the international arms trade and the political corruption that feeds it, The Beacon Project is both high-octane thriller and moving family drama, a story that shows the stark choices powerful men make, and the razor-thin line between good and evil.

    ISBN: 9780473464684
    Edition: 2
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Fraser, Toby
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Beat of the Pendulum
    Beat of the Pendulum
    From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories, radio broadcasts, emails, social media, street signs, TV, and many conversations. As Chidgey filters and shapes the linguistic chaos of her recordings, a set of characters emerge - her family, including her young daughter, and her husband, mother and sister, her friends, and an extended family formed through surrogacy and donation.

    In her chronicling of moments of loveliness, strangeness, comedy and poetry and sorrow, Chidgey plays with the nature of time and its passing. The Beat of the Pendulum is also an exploration of human memory - how we acquire it, and how we lose it. This bravely experimental and immersive work draws us into the detail, reverberation and transience of a year in a life.

    ISBN: 9781776561704
    Publication date: 09/11/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Chidgey, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Behind the Tattooed Face
    Behind the Tattooed Face
    A sweeping story of action and suspense, Behind the Tattooed Face presents the complex web of Maori belief, tribal rituals and discipline which existed at the time of the voyages of Captain James Cook. The story is set in the late 1700s, about 600 years after the great canoes from the Central Pacific had arrived in New Zealand. Here in the new land off the Canoe Coast, in what is now known as the Bay of Plenty, the people settled and prospered and here Maori society reached the zenith of its power and development. Then, as the people multiplied, the question of survival became inextricably interwoven with the concepts of mana and tribal honour. The delicately poised balance of power was easily upset so that bloody warfare, cannibalism and slavery prevailed.

    ISBN: 9780908561247
    Price: $27.99
    Author: BAKER, HERETAUNGA PA
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Being Here
    Being Here
    Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intellectual agility and arresting beauty of one of New Zealand literature's finest poets.

    ISBN: 9780864739315
    Publication date: 09/04/2015
    Price: $40.00
    Author: O'Sullivan, Vincent
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Black and the White
    Black and the White
    The Black and the White is a new work – witty, fearless, formidably concise – from one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand poetry.


    Geoff Cochrane is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, two novels, and Astonished Dice: Collected Short Stories (2014). In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Geoff received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award in 2014.

    ISBN: 9781776562152
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Cochrane, Geoff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Black Faggot
    Black Faggot
    Three darkly provocative and ground-breaking plays by award-winning playwright Victor Rodger explore what it means to be gay and Samoan in contemporary New Zealand. The collection includes Black Faggot (2012), At the Wake (2012) and Club Paradiso (2015).

    ISBN: 9781776561032
    Publication date: 13/04/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Rodger, Victor
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Black Marks on the White Page
    Black Marks on the White Page
    A stunning collection of Oceanic stories for the 21st century. Stones move, whale bones rise out of the ground like cities, a man figures out how to raise seven daughters alone. Sometimes gods speak or we find ourselves in a not-too-distant future. Here are the glorious, painful, sharp and funny 21st century stories of Maori and Pasifika writers from all over the world. Vibrant, provocative and aesthetically exciting, these stories expand our sense of what is possible in Indigenous Oceanic writing. Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti present the very best new and uncollected stories and novel excerpts, creating a talanoa, a conversation, where the stories do the talking. And because our commonalities are more stimulating than our differences, the anthology also includes guest work from an Aboriginal Australian writer, and several visual artists whose work speaks to similar kaupapa. Join us as we deconstruct old theoretical maps and allow these fresh Black Marks on the White Page to expand our perception of the Pacific world.

    ISBN: 9780143770299
    Publication date: 03/07/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Ihimaera, Witi
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    Woven from the sharp and tensile strands of memory, many of the poems in this collection return to the primal pains of neglect and damage in childhood. Emotional memory is anchored in the specific detail of an era – the selection is laced with dreams of flight and memories of West Coast town rituals, places and people – and fans out to draw on local and international history, exploring with wit, anger, imagination and grief the ways in which Aotearoa still carries the wounds of colonisation and class. Confronting the ghosts of bereavement and loss, in this gripping and powerful collection Holman leads us from remembrance and elegy, in all their guises, to a kind of ‘spring of the soul’. Poetry and song have their own healing gifts: here, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman calls on their potency to set the mind free.

    ISBN: 9781927145883
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bloodlines
    Bloodlines
    An epic tale of love, loss and revenge set amidst the turmoil of Scotland after Shakespeare's Macbeth. The rebellion is over, Scotland has its rightful king, and the battlefields lie still-for now. Fleance, son of Banquo, has brought a new dawn to Scotland, and in the process become a very different man from the lowly huntsman who rode north to save his country. A generation has passed since Macbeth, but still there are evil forces at work across the land. Civil war is imminent, and there are traitors at the castle gates. The witches who foresaw Fleance's rise to power are watching and scheming once again. And there is turmoil, too, within the king's own soul: urged to marry a princess and strengthen his claim to the throne, he must choose between Rachel, of royal bloodline, and his first love, Rosie, whom he left behind. With the rebels circling and his crown starting to slip, the time has come for Fleance to prove that Scotland is in his heart as well as in his blood.

    ISBN: 9781503946446
    Publication date: 05/01/2016
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Roxborogh, T. K.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Bone People
    Bone People
    Powerful and visionary, Keri Hulme has written the great New Zealand novel of our times. The Bone People is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life is the only way to face the world. Her cocoon is rudely blown away by the sudden arrival during a rainstorm of Simon, a mute six-year-old whose past seems to hold some terrible trauma. In his wake comes his foster-father Joe, a Maori factory worker with a nasty temper. The narrative unravels to reveal the truths that lie behind these three characters, and in so doing displays itself as a huge, ambitious work that tackles the clash between Maori and European characters in beautiful prose of a heartrending poignancy.

    ISBN: 9780330485418
    Publication date: 09/11/2001
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hulme, Keri
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
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