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              The Heart Goes Last
               

              The Heart Goes Last (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Margaret

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              Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and soci...al collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around--and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their civilian homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.
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              ISBN 9780385540353
              Released NZ 29 Sep 2015
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              Khalil: A Novel
               

              Khalil: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Khadra, Yasmina; Translated by Cullen, John

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              Originally published in France by aEditions Julliard, Para, in 2018 --Copyright page.

              ISBN 9780385545914
              Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
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              Delayed Rays of a Star: A Novel
               

              Delayed Rays of a Star: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Lee Koe, Amanda

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              A dazzling debut novel following the lives of three groundbreaking women--Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl-- cinema legends who lit up the twentieth century. At a chance encounter at a Berlin soir e in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three ...very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich, who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese-American star, playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her father's modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous--then, infamous. From this curious point of intersection, DELAYED RAYS OF A STAR lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives. From Weimar Berlin to LA's Chinatown, from a seaside resort in East Germany to a luxury apartment on the Champs-Elys es, the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play: siren, muse, predator, or lover, each one a carefully calibrated performance. And in the orbit of each star live secondary players--a Chinese immigrant housemaid, a German soldier on leave from North Africa, a pompous Hollywood director--whose voices and viewpoints reveal the legacy each woman left in her own time, as well as in ours. Amanda Lee Koe's playful, wry prose guides the reader dexterously around murky questions of ego, persona, complicity, desire, and difference. Intimate and raw, DELAYED RAYS OF A STAR is a visceral depiction of womanhood--its particular hungers, its calculations, and its eventual betrayals--and announces a bold new literary voice.
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              ISBN 9780385544344
              Released NZ 9 Jul 2019
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              An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago
               

              An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago (Hardback)

              By Kotlowitz, Alex

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              From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods. The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 6...0,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Among others, we meet a man who as a teenager killed a rival gang member, and twenty years later is still trying to come to terms with what he's done; a devoted school social worker struggling with her favorite student, who refuses to give evidence in the shooting death of his best friend; the witness to a wrongful police shooting who can't shake what he has seen; and an aging former gang leader who builds a place of refuge for himself and his friends. Applying the close-up, empathic reporting that made There Are No Children Here a modern classic, Kotlowitz offers a piercingly honest portrait of a city in turmoil. These sketches of those left standing will get in your bones. This one summer will stay with you.
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              ISBN 9780385538800
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2019
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              The Hanged Man's Tale
                

              The Hanged Man's Tale (Hardback)

              By Jay, Gerald

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              A classic mystery set in the shadowy back alleys and opulent homes of Paris, starring hard-nosed police inspector Paul Mazarelle, of The Paris Directive, out to solve the murder of a fellow private eye. A murdered man is discovered hanging in the tunnels of a Paris canal. The cor...pse belongs to Alain Berthaud, a private investigator based at the other end of the city. Berthaud's partner was formerly a member of the Commissariat Central of the Fourth Arrondissement, Inspector Paul Mazarelle's old station. When examined, Berthaud's body reveals that he was murdered elsewhere. His wallet is full of money and his ID is still in his pockets, along with the tarot card, The Hanged Man. Who murdered him, and why? Meanwhile, Claire Girard, an ambitious journalist and deputy editor at a popular tabloid, is at work on an article about a Formula One Racer. Her powerful husband's money often uncovers information for Claire's splashy stories. Among her chief sources are a few cops from the Fourth Arrondissement commissariat. Mazarelle--recently promoted and enjoying his new position--believes he's free and clear of his old colleagues and their sordid side business at last. But the puzzler of the hanged man defies simple solution, even after the case is supposedly closed. When his investigation collides with Girard's latest scoop and the body count keeps rising, Mazarelle realizes that leaving the past behind him won't be nearly as easy as he imagined.
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              ISBN 9780385537544
              Released NZ 7 Dec 2021
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              The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel
               

              The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Margaret; Illustrated by Nault, Renee

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              An instant classic when it was published in 1985, Atwood's genre-bending, dystopian story comes to life in this new, beautifully illustrated graphic novel. Margaret Atwood's best-loved novel has taken the world by storm again. Riding high on bestseller lists for months and the ba...sis for Hulu's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit series, The Handmaid's Tale is everywhere--and it's primed for a stunning new graphic novel adaptation. The story is iconic: In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals. Darkly prescient, scathingly sarcastic, and eminently frightening, The Handmaid's Tale has only gained relevance since it was originally published, and remains one of the most powerful, widely read stories of our times. This illustrated edition is a must-have for Atwood's growing legions of fans.
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              ISBN 9780385539241
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
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              The Testaments: Winner Of The Booker Prize 2019
               

              The Testaments: Winner Of The Booker Prize 2019 (Hardback)

              By Atwood, Margaret

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              In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalized readers for decades: What happens to Offred? When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling wh...at lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in. --Margaret Atwood
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              ISBN 9780385543781
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
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              All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir
               

              All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir (Hardback)

              By Morris, Mary

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              From the author of the classic memoir Nothing to Declare, a new travel narrative examining healing, redemption, and what it means to be a solo woman on the road. --

              ISBN 9780385546096
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
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              Machines Like Me: A Novel
               

              Machines Like Me: A Novel (Hardback)

              By McEwan, Ian

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              New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a br...eakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever--a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control.
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              ISBN 9780385545112
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
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              Women and Ghosts
                

              Women and Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, In the USA ed.)

              By Lurie, Alison

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              The author of The War Between the Tates and the Pulitzer prize-winning Foreign Affairs now brings her irresistible wit to the ghost story. In nine spooky tales, Alison Lurie writes of women haunted by ghosts both literal and metaphorical: A woman about to marry Mr. Right is visit...ed by the spirit of his first wife; a dead fiance haunts a foreign service officer every time she has an intimate moment with another man; the ghost of a girl in a Halloween costume disconcerts the perfect housewife. A secretary on a diet begins to see obese people everywhere she looks; a self-conscious poet is shadowed by her intrusive doppelganger; and a capricious, malevolent spirit seems to have inhabited an acquisitive matron's prized piece of furniture. Delightfully strange and beautifully told, these nine tales show Alison Lurie at her luminous best.
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              ISBN 9780385518314
              Released NZ 7 Mar 1995
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