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              Remote Sympathy
               

              Remote Sympathy (Paperback)

              By Chidgey, Catherine

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              Moving away from Munich isn't nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all - right on their doorstep - are some of the finest craftsmen from all over Europe, prepared to mak...e for her and the other officers' wives living in this small community anything they could possibly desire: new curtains from the finest silks, furniture designed to the most exacting specifications, execute a fresco or a mural even. The looming presence of the nearby prison camp - lying just beyond a patch of forest - is the only blot to mar what is otherwise an idyllic life in Buchenwald. Frau Hahn's husband, SS Sturmbannfuhrer Dietrich Hahn, has taken up a powerful new position as camp administrator. The job is all consuming as he wrestles with corruption that is rife at every level, inadequate supplies, and a sewerage system under ever-growing strain as the prison population continues to rise. Frau Hahn's obliviousness is challenged when she is forced into an unlikely alliance with one of Buchenwald's prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber. A decade earlier he invented a machine - the Sympathetic Vitaliser - that at the time he believed could cure cancer. Does the machine work? Whether it does or not, it might yet save a life.
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              ISBN 9781776563203
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
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              The Savage Coloniser Book
                

              The Savage Coloniser Book (Paperback)

              By Avia, Tusiata

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              Kneel like a prayer full of lynching This is my God-given white 'Savage is as savage does. And we're all implicated. Avia breaks the colonial lens wide open. We peer through its poetic shards and see a savage world - outside, inside. With characteristic savage and stylish w...it, Avia holds the word-blade to our necks and presses with a relentless grace. At the end, you'll feel your pulse anew.' -Selina Tusitala Marsh, New Zealand Poet Laureate 2017-19 The voices of Tusiata Avia are infinite. She ranges from vulnerable to forbidding to celebratory with forms including pantoums, prayers and invocations. And in this electrifying new work, she gathers all the power of her voice to speak directly into histories of violence.
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              ISBN 9781776564095
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2020
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              Wow
               

              Wow (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Manhire, Bill

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              Excuse me if I laugh. The roads are dark and large books block our path. The air we breathe is made of evening air. The world is longer than the road that brings us here. Bill Manhire's new book begins with the song of an extinct bird, the huia, and journeys on into troubling fut...ures. These poems reach for the possibilities of lyric, even as their worlds are being threatened in a range of agitating ways. In the title poem we hear a baby say Wow to life and to the astonishing prospect of language; but almost immediately we hear the world reply: Also. Along the way there are several desperate jokes. Bill Manhire's most recent books include Some Things to Place in a Coffin (2017), Tell Me My Name (with Hannah Griffin and Norman Meehan, 2017) and The Stories of Bill Manhire (2015). He was New Zealand's inaugural poet laureate, and founded and until recently directed the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. He has edited major anthologies, including, with Marion McLeod, the now classic Some Other Country: New Zealand's Best Short Stories (1984). Bill is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand
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              ISBN 9781776563173
              Published NZ 12 Nov 2020
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              Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
               

              Wild Dogs Under My Skirt (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Avia, Tusiata

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              Features poems on two different cultures charting the sometimes painful points of their intersection. Occupying legend and history, this collection has a rhythm of performance poetry and of an oral tradition, while staking out a physical life on the page, reshaping our language a...nd our understanding of New Zealand culture.
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              ISBN 9780864734747
              Published NZ 16 Apr 2004
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              Wake
               

              Wake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Elizabeth, Knox

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              "An invisible monster is what you can't see coming. With an invisible monster you never know when you're in danger and when you're safe-if you retreat to your fortress you can't be sure you haven't locked it in with you. The invisible monster is something on which no one is an ex...pert. But everyone has the same relationship to it. It could just as well be peering over your shoulder as mine"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780864737700
              Published NZ 11 Jan 2013
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              Hicksville
               

              Hicksville (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st N.Z. ed.)

              By Horrocks, Dylan

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              Contains adult themes. This internationally acclaimed New Zealand graphic novel is a wryly funny story about the dangerous business of art and a haunting meditation on longing and regret, on getting lost and finding your way home.

              ISBN 9780864736246
              Published NZ 3 Jan 2010
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              Bloodclot
                

              Bloodclot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Avia, Tusiata

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              Blending Samoan oral tradition and myths with the author's own life, this provocative, confrontational collection of poetry explores the experience of living in the South Pacific.

              ISBN 9780864735935
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2009
              Publisher Victoria University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              We the People: Participation in Governance
                

              We the People: Participation in Governance (Paperback)

              By Charters, Dean; Edited by Knight, Dean

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              The analyses in this book focus on the participation of the people within New Zealand's system of government. The chapters provide a thorough examination of the government's size, accessibility, structure, electoral system, and active committees in order to explain trends in the ...participation of sub-state actors, such as indigenous peoples and other minority groups.
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              ISBN 9780864736925
              Published NZ 12 Jan 2011
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              A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan
                

              A Good Mail: Letters of John Mulgan (Paperback)

              By Whiteford, Peter

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              The enigmatic figure of John Mulgan remains a striking presence in New Zealand culture, his sole novel, Man Alone (1939), one of the classic landmarks of a mature and independent New Zealand literature. His second book, Report on Experience, published posthumously in 1947, is one... of the most clear-sighted and moving memoirs to emerge from the Second World War. A Good Mail presents a generous selection of his letters home - letters to those he cared about, but from whom he felt a permanent separation. When he left New Zealand in 1933, he had declared I think I'm going to have the best year of my life . That confident expectation carried him through the first half of the thirties, but the growing political unrest in Europe severely dampened his enthusiasm ( It's a hell of a world we live in ), made him more and more conscious of his separation from whatever 'home' had come to mean, and strengthened his desire to see again his parents, his wife, and the son he scarcely knew. It was a desire that remained unfulfilled, his life ended by his own hand. These letters tell his story.
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              ISBN 9780864736932
              Published NZ 12 Feb 2011
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              Poems to a Glass Woman
                

              Poems to a Glass Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baxter, James K.; Edited by Weir, John

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              Written in 19445, these poems record the immediate impact of James K. Baxters first serious love affair. The sequence is published for the first time on the 40th anniversary of the poets death, 22 October 2013

              ISBN 9780864738363
              Published NZ 10 May 2012
              Publisher Victoria University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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