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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
              Publisher Nan A. Talese
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              Medea
               

              Medea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wolf, Christa

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              Medea is among the most notorious women in the canon of Greek tragedy: a woman scorned who sacrifices her own children to her jealous rage. In her gripping new novel, Christa Wolf expands this myth, revealing a fiercely independent woman ensnared in a brutal political battle. Med...ea, driven by her conscience to leave her corrupt homeland, arrives in Corinth with her husband, the hero Jason. He is welcomed, but she is branded the outsider and then she discovers the appalling secret behind the king's claim to power. Unwilling to ignore the horrifying truth about the state, she becomes a threat to the king and his ruthless advisors. Then abandoned by Jason and made a public scapegoat, she is reviled as a witch and a murderess. Long a sharp-eyed political observer, Christa Wolf transforms this ancient tale into a startlingly relevant commentary on our times. Possessed of the enduring truths so treasured in the classics, and yet with a thoroughly contemporary spin, herMedeais a stunningly perceptive and probingly honest work of fiction.
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              ISBN 9780385518574
              Released NZ 17 Mar 1998
              Publisher Nan A. Talese
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              David Hockney: The Biography, 1975-2012
                

              David Hockney: The Biography, 1975-2012 (Hardback)

              By Sykes, Christopher Simon

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              Originally published in Great Britain as Hockney: the biography, vol. 2 --T.p. verso.

              ISBN 9780385535908
              Released NZ 11 Nov 2014
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              Delayed Rays of a Star
               

              Delayed Rays of a Star (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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              Poe: A Life Cut Short

              Poe: A Life Cut Short (Hardback)

              By Ackroyd, Peter

              In this essential addition to his canon of acclaimed biographies, Ackroyd explores Edgar Allan Poe's literary accomplishments and legacy against the background of his erratic, dramatic, and sometimes sordid life.

              ISBN 9780385508001
              Released NZ 20 Jan 2009
              Publisher Nan A. Talese
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              Series Ackroyd's Brief Lives
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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 Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)
               

              The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic 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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              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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              Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap
               

              Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap (Hardback)

              By Goldman, Judy, (po

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              A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life, and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested. When Judy Goldman's husband of almost four decades reads a news...paper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches. But rather than restore his tennis game, the procedure leaves him paralyzed from the waist down--a phenomenon none of the doctors the family consults can explain. Overnight, Goldman's world is turned upside down. Though she has always thought of herself as the polite, demure wife opposite her strong, brave husband, Goldman finds herself thrown into a new role as his advocate, navigating byzantine hospital policies, demanding and refusing treatments, seeking solutions to help him win back his independence. Along the way, Goldman flashes back to her memories of their life together. As she tries envision her family's future, she discovers a new, more resilient version of herself. Together is a story of the life we imagine versus the life we lead--an elegant and empathetic meditation on partnership, aging, and, of course, love.
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              ISBN 9780385543941
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2019
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              The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
               

              The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son (Hardback)

              By Conroy, Pat

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              A memoir by the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides about his father--the inspiration for The Great Santini--and a reaffirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

              ISBN 9780385530903
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2013
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