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              Sprigs
                

              Sprigs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gnanalingam, Brannavan

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              It is Saturday afternoon and two boys' schools are locked in battle for college rugby supremacy. Priya - a fifteen year old who barely belongs - watches from the sidelines. Then it is Saturday night and the team is partying, Priya's friends have evaporated and she isn't sure wha...t to do. In the weeks after 'the incident' life seems to go on. But when whispers turn to confrontation, the institutions of wealth and privilege circle the wagons. Sprigs is the latest novel from Brannavan Gnanalingam. His previous novel Sodden Downstream (Lawrence and Gibson; 2017) was short-listed for the Acorn Foundation prize for best fiction of the year. He is also the author of A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse and three other books published by Lawrence and Gibson.
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              ISBN 9780473526382
              Published NZ 24 Jul 2020
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              Getting Under Sail
               

              Getting Under Sail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gnanalingam, Brannavan

              • RRP: $24.99
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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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              Women in the Field, One and Two
               

              Women in the Field, One and Two (Paperback)

              By Sleigh, Thomasin

              • RRP: $29.00
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              "A young British woman in post-war London is tasked with recommending acquisitions for New Zealand's National Art Gallery. When she ventures into the basement of a charismatic Russian painter three decades her senior, she discovers a solution that reconciles her idea of that far-...away country and her own modernist sensibilities. Women in the Field, One and Two explores two womens creativity and freedom against the backdrop of art history's patriarchal biases"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780473442095
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
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              Sodden Downstream
               

              Sodden Downstream (Paperback)

              By Gnanalingam, Brannavan

              • RRP: $29.99
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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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              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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              Privatising Parts
               

              Privatising Parts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Meros, Richard; Illustrated by Neason, Paul

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              When Helen Clark failed to heed the logic of Richard Meros On the conditions and possibilities of Helen Clark taking me as her Young Lover in 2008 she also lost the leadership of the nation. But Helens error does not stand alone. In 2008, according to Treasury, errors in love not... only cost the New Zealand economy a whopping $600 million in lost productivity, but an immeasurable quantity of happiness. Amongst Aotearoas saddest of the sad is Richard Meros. Embittered blog postings from the Left made him fear for his safety. Like Salmon Rushdie evading his fatwah, Meros left his fixed abode for a life of freedom camping. Embittered, and with only a shonky laptop and a Toyota Townace to his name, Meros analysed Helens failure. His answer came in the form of the unassailable logic of free market economics: Helen failed to take Meros as a Young Lover for she was already contractually obliged to a monogamous relationship. To save such future errors, Meros claims, the National government needs to privatise love. Only the private sectors know-how and can-do, along with glorious technological advancements, will dissolve the nations heartache. The only problem: how can Meros convince the leader of the National Party, the Rt Hon Key, that the policy of Privatising Parts is what the constituency needs?
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              ISBN 9780473184759
              Published NZ 22 Mar 2011
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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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              Giants Slugs
               

              Giants Slugs (Paperback)

              By Jameson, A. D.

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              l lay down and snuggled my way back underneath the afghan, munching on my chubby ape doll's leafy bittersweet ears. I slept; I dreamt no more. But I never regained the bazaars or resumed the sand chase, and I never embarked on the one-year trip befitting my noble blood. For that ...night, while I dozed, great Uruk, my home, was invaded by giant slugs. Exiled, ousted, put out by those oozing outsized interlopers, denied his true inheritance, his due kingly crown - so begins this epicene narrator's epichorial wanderings (part epicrisis, part epicedium) in this largely silly, slightly filthy, pun-laden Epicurean retelling of the ages-old Epic of Gilgamesh.
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              ISBN 9780473188351
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
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              $30 meat pack
               

              $30 meat pack (Paperback)

              By Meros, Richard

              • RRP: $30.00
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              $30 Meat Pack is the second volume of correspondence between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand, following on from Beggars and Choosers which Scoop Review of Books called a 'devilishly clever work of satire'. Volume two sees a right wing government champion art for the sak...e of the nation, restructuring Creative New Zealand and reorienting artists away from glum navel gazing and towards a bright future of belt-tightening. Featuring applications such as Baby Boomer Funeral, Hugo's there! Mr Chavez what are we to do about our right wing government? and Dating Westerners: tips for the new rich from the developing world.
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              ISBN 300559
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2012
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              $30 Meat Pack: The Complete Written Correspondence Between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand Volume Two
               

              $30 Meat Pack: The Complete Written Correspondence Between Richard Meros and Creative New Zealand Volume Two (Paperback)

              By Meros

              • RRP: $23.00
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              ISBN 9780473229009
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2012
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