• Aue
    Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to a violent home.
    But Arama is braver than he looks, and he has a friend and his friend has a dog, and the three of them together might just be strong enough to turn back the tide of sorrow. As long as there's aroha to give and stories to tell and a good supply of plasters.
    Here is a novel that is both raw and sublime, a compelling new voice in New Zealand fiction. Haere mai, Becky Manawatu.

    ISBN: 9780995111028
    Publication date: 06/09/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Manawatu, Becky
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Halibut on the Moon
    Halibut on the Moon
    In his riveting new novel, internationally bestselling New York Times Notable author and Prix Medicis etranger winner David Vann reimagines his father?s final days.Middle-aged and deeply depressed, Jim arrives in California from Alaska and surrenders himself to the care of his brother Gary, who intends to watch over him. Swinging unpredictably from manic highs to extreme lows, Jim wanders ghostlike through the remains of his old life, attempting to find meaning in his tattered relationships with family and friends. As sessions with his therapist become increasingly combative and his connections to others seem ever more tenuous, Jim is propelled forwards by his thoughts, which have the potential to lead him, despairingly, to his end.Halibut on the Moon is a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression struggling to wrench himself free. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption.

    ISBN: 9781925773514
    Publication date: 02/04/2019
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Vann, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Loving Sylvie
    Loving Sylvie
    'Elizabeth Smither brings wit, warmth and wisdom to this absorbing and beautifully written inter-generational story.' Peter Simpson

    Sylvie rows across a lake to her wedding.

    Madeleine flees to Paris and works in Le Livre Bleu bookshop.

    Isobel is summoned to her doctor's surgery late one afternoon.

    Elizabeth Smither takes us into the richly imagined worlds of three women - Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel. The narrative shifts between the three women in three different cities: Auckland, Paris and Melbourne. Elizabeth tells their stories with warm, deeply observant humour, through their love affairs, rivalries, marriages and all the beautiful minutiae of everyday life. She draws the threads together subtly and surprisingly to achieve a perfectly resolved ending.

    Described as having 'a gift for wry comedy combined with an eye for pinpoint detail', Elizabeth is one of New Zealand's finest writers.

    ISBN: 9781988547114
    Publication date: 01/04/2019
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Smither, Elizabeth
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Mistake
    Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture.

    One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong.

    A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance.

    `You'd think Carl Shuker couldn't get any better, but A Mistake is the novel at its visceral and emotional best. This is the most compelling book I've read in years. It pulls you along at breakneck speed through questions of failure, exposure and manners. Shuker reinvents the form with every novel and A Mistake is a masterpiece which feels more like a body than a book - the life pumps and glugs and flexes inside its pages.' -Pip Adam

    ISBN: 9781776562145
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Shuker, Carl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Moonlight Sonata
    Moonlight Sonata
    It's the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is pleased her son will see his cousins and is looking forward to catching up with her brothers . . . Joe in particular.

    Under the summer sun, family tensions intensify, relationships become heightened and Molly and Joe will not be the only ones with secrets that must be kept hidden.

    'No one must ever know.'

    ISBN: 9780143773450
    Publication date: 02/07/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Merriman, Eileen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Pearly Gates
    Pearly Gates
    This entertaining and insightful novel both skewers and celebrates small-town New Zealand.Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considerable satisfaction in his achievements. He has a reputation as a former Otago rugby player and believes he would have been an All Black but for sporting injuries. He runs a successful real-estate agency in a provincial South Island town, of which he is the second-term mayor. Popular, happily married, well established, he cuts an impressive figure, especially in his own eyes. But will his pride and complacency come before a fall?

    ISBN: 9780143773153
    Publication date: 05/02/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Marshall, Owen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00