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              Books by Darin Strauss

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              Olivia Twist: Honor Among Thieves

              Olivia Twist: Honor Among Thieves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Strauss, Darin; Dalva, Adam; Illustrated by Vieceli, Emma

              • RRP: $38.00
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              Collects issues #1-#4 of Olivia Twist from Berger Books --Colophon.

              ISBN 9781506709482
              Released NZ 14 May 2019
              Publisher Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
              Interest Age General Audience
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              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
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              Half a Life
                

              Half a Life (EPUB ebook)

              By Strauss, Darin

              'Half my life ago, I killed a girl.' So begins acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss' Half a Life, the true story of how one outing in his father's Oldsmobile resulted in the death of a classmate and the beginning of a different, darker life for the author. The police assured him ther...e was nothing he could have done to avoid hitting Celine's swerving bike, but for half his life Strauss has grappled with desperate feelings of remorse and self-blame. Here he lays bare his history - collision, funeral, the queasy drama of a high-stakes court case - and what starts as a personal tale of a tragic event opens into the story of how to live with a very hard fact: we can try our human best in the crucial moment, and it might not be good enough. Half a Life is a nakedly honest, ultimately hopeful examination of guilt, responsibility, and living with the past. 'More than simply brave, it is a searingly self-disciplined work of literature, and of self-examination ... After all that admirable work and all that attentive detail, when he does finally reach a place of cautious hope, the impact is staggering and unforgettable.' - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love 'Precise, elegantly written, fresh, wise, and very sad. Rich and meaningful, the care and thought that have gone into every line of Half a Life are indicative not only of a very talented writer, but of a proper human being.' - Nick Hornby 'At the center of this elegant, painful, stunningly honest memoir thrums a question fundamental to what it means to be human: What do we do with what we've been given?' - New York Times Book Review 'A mesmerising memoir by a skilled writer.' - Herald Sun 'Crisp and understated... This meditation on loss and remorse must have been a nightmare to write but is subtle, moving, and quietly brilliant.' - The Age 'Half a Life inspires admiration, sentence by sentence...This artfully and simply presented book could be read in a few hours, but its intensity commands more attention. This is me
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              ISBN 9781742531830
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              Language en
              Released NZ 13 Sep 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              More Than It Hurts You
               

              More Than It Hurts You (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Strauss, Darin

              Josh Goldin is savouring a Friday afternoon break in the office coffee room, flirting with colleagues as he anticipates the weekend at home with his wife, Dori, and their eight-month-old son, Zack. Then his secretary joins them, saying, 'Uh, Mr Goldin... Your wife left a voice me...ssage. It's, um, it's Zack...' And Josh's life is suddenly changed.
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              ISBN 9781782395430
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              Language en
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2014
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Language (Undetermined language)
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              More Than It Hurts You

              More Than It Hurts You (Paperback, Main)

              By Strauss, Darin

              • RRP: $28.99
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              Josh and Dori Goldin are the perfect couple. And they have a perfect baby boy: he is eight months old, he has blue eyes and tawny hair, and no, he hasn't started to talk yet. And he doesn't react to his name. And he did lose consciousness recently. And coughed up blood... And the...n his heart stopped.
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              ISBN 9781848870031
              Released NZ 8 Apr 2010
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Olivia Twist: Honor Among Thieves
               

              Olivia Twist: Honor Among Thieves (PDF ebook)

              By Strauss, Darin; Illustrated by Vieceli, Emma; Edited by Berger, Karen

              The Dickens classic reimagined as a female-centric, dark futuristic fable. To save a boy she barely knows, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins THE ESTHERS, a rag-tag girl gang of thieves running free in a dangerous future. Olivia's life in this London of internment camps and str...ange technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she's ever dreamed of. But it comes with a great cost. This volume collects issues #1-#4 of Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva, and Emma Vieceli's Olivia.
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              ISBN 9781506709574
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 15 May 2019
              Publisher Dark Horse Comics
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Queen of Tuesday
                

              The Queen of Tuesday (Hardback)

              By Strauss, Darin

              • RRP: $57.50
              • $46.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              From the award-winning, bestselling author of Chang & Eng and Half a Life, a new novel about Lucille Ball, a thrilling love story starring Hollywood's first true media mogul. A gorgeous, Technicolor take on America in the middle of the twentieth century. --Colson Whitehead, autho...r of The Nickel Boys This indelible romance begins with a daring conceit--that the author's grandfather may have had an affair with Lucille Ball. Strauss offers a fresh view of a celebrity America loved more than any other. Lucille Ball--the most powerful woman in the history of Hollywood--starred in America's first big-time interracial marriage. She owned more movie sets than did any movie studio. And she more or less single-handedly created the modern TV business. And yet Lucille's off-camera life was in disarray. While acting out a happy marriage for millions, in private she suffered. Her partner couldn't stay faithful. She struggled to manage her fame with the demands of being a mother, a creative genius, an entrepreneur, and, most of all, a symbol. The Queen of Tuesday--Strauss's follow-up to the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Half a Life--mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to imagine the provocative story of a woman we thought we knew.
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              ISBN 9780812992762
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 Aug 2020
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              Chang and Eng
               

              Chang and Eng (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Strauss, Darin

              • RRP: $40.99
              • $40.99
              • In Stock US

              Now in paperback comes the brilliant reimagining of the remarkable lives of the original Siamese Twins . Sweeping from the Far East and the court of the king of Siam to the shared intimacy of their lives in America, Chang and Eng rescues one of the 19th century's most fabled huma...n oddities from the sideshow of history.
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              ISBN 9780452281097
              Released NZ 1 May 2001
              Publisher Plume Books
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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