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              Lonely Asian Woman
               

              Lonely Asian Woman (Paperback)

              By Lam, Sharon

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              In the shallows of the internet Paula is pushed to a moment of profound realisation: she, too, is but a lonely Asian woman looking for fun. Lonely Asian Woman is a wildly sentimental book about a life populated by doubles and transient friends, whirrs of off-kilter bathroom fans ...and divinatory whiffs of chlorine.
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              ISBN 9780473470326
              Published NZ 16 Mar 2019
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              Getting Under Sail
               

              Getting Under Sail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gnanalingam, Brannavan

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              Morocco to Ghana. Overland. Three New Zealanders. Armed with a guide book and stereotypes. They go being warned of danger, poverty and war by people who had never been there. They end up embroiled in a civil war - but it wasn't really anything to do with Africa. Writer Brannavan... Gnanalingam has won awards and been published in all sorts of places: the Listener, the Dominion Post, the Lumiere Reader, and Salient amongst others. However, he has never been published by Lawrence and Gibson. All that is changing with his debut novel, Getting Under Sail. a tale of three friends and their road-trip through West Africa. Part-travelogue, part-picaresque, and part-confessional, the novel tells the story of three friends travelling through West Africa.
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              ISBN 9780473184674
              Published NZ 22 Mar 2011
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              Milk Island
               

              Milk Island (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Rhydian

              • RRP: $29.00
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              With the 2023 NZ election approaching on Milk Island, the novel's four main characters are interwoven into the same sprawling web of prisons, politics, tourism and media; each for their own bleak reasons.

              ISBN 9780473397944
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2017
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              You Should Have Come Here When You Were Not Here
               

              You Should Have Come Here When You Were Not Here (Paperback)

              By Gnanalingam, Brannavan

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              You Should Have Come Here When You Were Not Here is furnished with rich historical anecdotes and offers a fresh take on Paris through the subtlety of Gnanalingams compelling second-person narrative. Paris has been written and filmed and depicted so lovingly that it is almost tra...pped in amber. What I found was very different: a segregated, austere, and above all, disorientating place, said Gnanalingam. Perhaps its bloody history and the darkness of French literature at its best wasn't just coincidence. The book is centred on Veronica, a New Zealander in her mid-30s and a journalist going nowhere. She decides to move to Paris, believing the city will change her life. She is surprised, but not in the way she expected: Paris is indifferent to her.
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              ISBN 9780473257187
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
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              Zebulon: A Cautionary Tale
               

              Zebulon: A Cautionary Tale (Paperback)

              By Meros, Richard

              • RRP: $25.00
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              Jean Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness was an ethical treatise of life during wartime. But outside of lives lived at war, what compels people to any sustained action or belief? This problem is central to the subconscious of the characters who surround author Richard Meros in hi...s Zebulon and the sub-plot involving Che Guevara's resurrection on the occasion of the millionth sale of a t-shirt bearing his image. When Richard Meros tries to recapture the frisson of his first novel he is drawn into a series of bizarre encounters with other lost youth. Experiments with S and m, codeine and swimming result in the start of some new writings, Los Noches, of which Meros is only tangentially the author. The happy ending all characters are searching for are met with by the protagonist of Los Noches, but the fate of the first book's characters is more realistic: financial responsibilities, boredom and curmudgeonly egos put a stop to youthful experiments.
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              ISBN 9780473188368
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
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              The Homeland of Pure Joy
               

              The Homeland of Pure Joy (Paperback)

              By Dewey, William

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              On a misty morning in Wellington, New Zealand, actor and migr Parker Flynn sees a ghost from a past life. The vision unleashes a torrent of memories about his first love from his days at university in the United States, and Parker is shocked at the power of the emotions those mem...ories evoke. Amending his original plans for the day, Parker begins a trek to find this woman and confirm her identity, and to understand her place in his life. In a misadventure that could prove disastrous or enlightening, Parker attempts to reconcile his feelings for people and places in his past with the vivid opportunities of the present.
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              ISBN 9780473207496
              Published NZ 15 Nov 2012
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              Still got all our fingers & toes : 10 years, 20 titles
               

              Still got all our fingers & toes : 10 years, 20 titles (Paperback)

              By Stephens, Murdoch

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              Lawrence & Gibson is in its tenth anniversary year and have celebrated by producing a gorgeous little booklet highlighting our releases. It is half catalogue, half archive, collecting emails, excerpts and ephemera from across our eight authors.

              ISBN 9780473343095
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
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              Easy Whistle Solo
               

              Easy Whistle Solo (Paperback)

              By Meros, Richard

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              "If the exact trajectory of the author of this book is extended via the present, linear direction then in 2029 the author will be the protagonist of this book. If the exponential trajectory of the author's first love is also mapped then this book will chart a future as clear as t...he arc of the sun. If all turns out as suggested then Easy Whistle Solo will be as much a tale of revelation as it is a novel. Oh yes!: it is easy to whistle by your self. You can whistle for an afternoon, or you can whistle for a whole life. Richard Meros found his tune and whistled his way to 49 years of a life left alone to over-zealous, but under-appreciated writing and escapist travel. When he meets the daughter of a woman who had consumed his love - aorta and all - he is thrust back into his compelling world of lust, confusion and absurdity"--Publisher's website.
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              ISBN 9780473219222
              Published NZ 15 Nov 2012
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              Ad Lib
               

              Ad Lib (Paperback)

              By Sleigh, Thomasin

              • RRP: $26.99
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              "The camerawoman zooms in on the photo, the lens of the camera lingering on the image. After a moment, the camerawoman reaches out and touches it and Kyla copies her, tracing the outline of her mother's face and the straight line of her raised arm. 'She will be in our thoughts al...ways,' whispers the camerawoman. When celebrity singer Carmen Crane passes away, her only daughter inherits a reality TV show. As Kyla Crane adjusts to this new scrutiny, strange things start to happen: the house is rearranged overnight, unknown characters appear, the show's narrative loses its way, and the camera crew begin to echo events. When fragments of her mother's past surface, Kyla is compelled to scroll through the footage and come to her own conclusions about life in the public eye and her ambiguous inheritance"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780473274849
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2014
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              Sodden Downstream
               

              Sodden Downstream (Paperback)

              By Gnanalingam, Brannavan

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              Thousands flee central Wellington as a far too common 'once in a century' storm descends. Roads are closed and all rail is halted. For their own safety, city workers are told that they must go home early. Sita is a Tamil Sri Lankan refugee living in the Hutt Valley. She's just... had a call from her boss. If she doesn't get to her cleaning job in the city she'll lose her contract. e novel charts the help and hindrances that make for a long, damp evening. But the book also highlights the kinds of care and solidarity that come out in times of need. Brannavan Gnanalingam's savage new novel, A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse looks at modern day spies in New Zealand. Instead of 'Reds Under the Bed', the new existential threat is Islamic terrorism - and the novel looks at a very New Zealand response to a global issue. Rachel McManus has just started at the New Zealand Alarm and Response Ministry. One of the few females working there, she is forced to traverse the peculiarities of Wellington bureaucracy, lascivious colleagues, and decades of sedimented hierarchy. She has the chance to prove herself by investigating a suspected terrorist, who they fear is radicalising impressionable youth and may carry out an attack himself on the nation's capital.
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              ISBN 9780473410292
              Published NZ 5 Sep 2017
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