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              The Transaction
                

              The Transaction (EPUB ebook)

              By D'Izzia, Guglielmo

              A property harbouring a gruesome secret goes up for sale. Two men-perhaps, the wrong men-are shot in plain daylight. Nothing is what it seems. And matters do not turn out as anticipated. De Angelis, an inscrutable northerner, is travelling to a small town perched somewhere in Sic...ily's hinterland to negotiate a real estate transaction, only to find himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy. While en route, the train he's on mysteriously breaks down, forcing him to spend the night in a squalid whistle stop. What follows is a web of unsettling events, involving child prostitution and brazen killings, leading to the abrupt demise of his business deal. But De Angelis is undeterred and intent on discovering what went wrong with his transaction. As he embarks on a reckless sleuthing, an unexpected turn of events sends him into a tailspin. At the heart of it is an alluring blue-eyed girl, Marinella. The chance encounter with the eleven-year-old traps him in a psychological and moral cul-de-sac, leaving him no choice but to confront the type of man he really is. Told in a cinematic, darkly humorous genre-bending prose, The Transaction traces De Angelis' Kafkaesque descent into deviancy.
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              ISBN 9781771834551
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              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
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              Eye
               

              Eye (EPUB ebook)

              By Micros, Marianne

              Myth, folklore, and magic permeate the stories in Marianne Micros' collection Eye. Set in ancient and modern Greece, and in contemporary Europe and North America, these tales tell of evil-eye curses, women healers, ghosts, a changeling, and people struggling to retain or gain pow...er in a world of changing beliefs. Here you will find stories of a nymph transformed into a heifer, a young soldier who returns home to discover that his brother is a changeling, an ancient temple uncovered during the construction of a church, a betrayed woman lost in a labyrinth, a wise woman confronting changes to her position when modern technology comes to her village. Some stories show that people still seek refuge in myth and folk beliefs; the ways of the past are not gone. The paving of a village does not destroy the power of the evil eye or the ability to repel it. A temple in honour of the old gods comes again to the surface. An unfinished musical composition for piano magically completes itself whenever it is played.
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              ISBN 9781771832588
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              Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
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              Thieves Never Steal in the Rain
               

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              By Labozzetta, Marisa

              Grappling with her daughter's fatal accident, Joanna finds solace in the conviction that her daughter lives on in the body of another child. Nancy's decision to lose a kidney in order to save her husband's life jeopardizes her last chance for motherhood. All that Barbara possesse...s and identifies with, including companionship with a ghost, vanishes overnight. Angie takes a drastic measure to lose weight in order to regain her confidence and self esteem. Rosemary, a renowned "agony aunt," falls apart when her husband leaves her, only to find comfort in the strangest of strangers. Love and the supernatural drive these stories about the intertwining lives of five female cousins, who learn that loss-from misplacing keys to confronting death-is a constant force.
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              ISBN 9781771832199
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              Released NZ 1 Mar 2016
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              The Mezzogiorno Social Club
               

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              By Gaudioso, Ercole

              A novel that chronicles one hundred years in the lives and relationships of those who lived in New York City's Little Italy -- from criminals to cops. --

              ISBN 9781771831666
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              Released NZ 1 Jan 2009
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              Waiting for Stalin to Die
               

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              By Guilford, Irene

              Michael Mirolla, editor --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781771831543
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              Released NZ 1 Apr 2017
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              Cadillac Road
               

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              By Andrychuk, Kristin

              Lindsay Brown, editor --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781771831512
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              Released NZ 1 Apr 2017
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              McKinley's Ghost & The Little Tin Truck
               

              McKinley's Ghost & The Little Tin Truck (EPUB ebook)

              By Graziano, Anthony M.

              McKinley's Ghost & the Little Tin Truck tells the story of the Millers, a fictional family struggling among the real events of the early 20th century: the end of the Progressive Era, The Great War and influenza pandemic, prohibition, voting rights for women, the conservative take...-over, the Red Scare, xenophobic hatred of immigrants and other "inferiors," lynching and race riots, union-busting, the elevation of "business" in government and the resulting unparalleled corruption, a wild stock market, spiraling income disparity, the Great Depression, national despair and the seeds of the next world war.
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              ISBN 9781771831390
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              Released NZ 1 Aug 2016
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              The Comic
               

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              By Rogal, Stan

              The novel explores issues such as political correctness/cultural sensitivity, personal and private space, social media, freedom of speech, huckster media, the notion of originality, and most especially the nature of humour itself-what makes something funny, what subjects are tabo...o and why, what causes certain jokes to lose favour, and how does context affect what can or cannot be said. To further this approach, he takes the name Bruce Leonard and dresses a la TVs Columbo. On his downward spiral, the man meets some wild characters: a female stand-up comic who tends to mirror his routine and voyage, a prosecuting lawyer who uses court cases to promote her other role as author, an omnipresent drug dealer, a hipster talk show host who shills everything from diet plans to CDs with equal aplomb.
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              ISBN 9781771834834
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              Released NZ 1 May 2020
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              Against the Machine: Luddites
               

              Against the Machine: Luddites (EPUB ebook)

              By Van Norman, Brian

              At war against Napoleon near bankrupt English mill-masters experiment with a new factory system acquiring machines to replace men. A young worker leads the Luddites attacking mills and smashing machines. With increased assaults and even murder North England feels the grip of terr...orism. Government agents attempt to suppress the rebellion. In 1812 there are more British troops in North England than fighting Napoleon in Europe. Against the Machine relates the story of the diverse characters caught in this conflict. It unveils the rank exploitation which marked the Industrial Revolution.
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              ISBN 9781771834803
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              The Foundations of Kindness
               

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              By Vission, Richard

              Young revolutionaries take on the Chicago Democratic Party machine with disastrous consequences for them and their movement. Fifty years later some of them are older, wiser, weaker, but uncowed.

              ISBN 9781771834742
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